New chapter up at my archive and the NFiction archive. Getting down to the nitty gritty in the story. Real emotion and tough conversations and my male main character is finding out what his female counterpart means when she says she’s ‘fucked up’. He needs to be patient, she needs to buck up and stop being scared. She has a lot of preconceived notions about him because of what he does– he may not understand her enough to get that.
Interesting dynamic is coming to play, here. And now that the road trip is over and they’re heading home, I’m really hoping that the chapters will come easier. And also that the conversations won’t be so heavy and we can get back to fun.
I’ve been thinking a lot about why I started writing fanfiction. I was reading stories about a familiar character, a character all we ‘fans’ know, except that I didn’t like what writers did to him– making him sullen and sad and emo, when to me he seems so easy going and laid back. Happy and silly and incredibly talented.
These are things I have to keep at the font of my mind when I am writing, even when the topic is emotional and heavy.