With NANOWRIMO over and taking last week off from writing fiction (but spending most of my week writing, editing, and proofing for HAND/EYE), it’s time I get back to Julius.
I’m motivated to move forward. I have lots of ideas percolating in my head and how to get my characters out of the corner I wrote them into. Some of the changes include scrapping a character whose purpose really makes no sense. Another character is going through a complete overhaul. And I finally figured out why Corinne dropped out of grad school.
One thing I’m fooling around with is changing the time setting of the story. Tea Party participants and those on the right screaming about the evil’s of socialism are great fodder, and it seems to make sense to change the setting to possibly to the current time period instead of making it 2007 time period. More fodder with conservatives and more timely.
That means more research, more revisions and more references to the current and economic situation. Thanks to Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and the tea party, I think Julius will be a much stronger story.
Off to revise Part One!