— Renamed most of the major characters. Again. But maybe these names will stick.
— Rewrote the interlude. Again. But I’m happier with it.
— Filled out complete character study sheet on the father character.
— Did 500 words on the next chapter.
The naming of things is very important to me. The names have to look right, sound right, have the correct meaning, just a whole compilation of things. I’ve renamed the characters for this book twice now. And while I think I’m going to keep the latest version, I reserve the right to change my mind. (^_^)
|Hikaru||Female fox fairy||To shine, to glitter, to be bright|
|Norihiko||Male fox fairy||Hero|
|Junichi||Evil Taoist sorcerer||Little wise one|
|Masato||Evil warlord||Sacred person|
Character stuff is always interesting to me. I use a form similar to this one. I remember once having a conversation with a couple of friends of mine who are also writers. They both write page-turning, plot-driven stories. They were amazed at this chart, and couldn’t imagine filling one out for every single character. But that’s how I write.
Mike’s gone for the week — he’s observing in Hawaii. I plan on really getting back into the swing of things while he’s gone, exercising every day again, as well as writing. I’ve let everything slide for far too long. Admittedly, there’s been a *lot* going on, but I’m hoping to separate better, at least for a while. At least long enough to be able to write every day again.
Hope all is going well with each and every one of you.
ETA: I forgot my PSA!