This morning I felt flatter than a pancake, wondering just what the hell was wrong with me. I couldn’t get out of my own way. I had a cuppa with a friend, which was lovely, but still couldn’t quite make heads or tail of my day. And the worst part was, it was affecting my writing!
Enter Cassie, my heroine! In a flowing white dress, flowers tangled up in her long chestnut hair, words of wisdom spouting out of her mouth, well, maybe not quite, but that was the picture I had. We google waved it and chatted. I poured out my heart, my pain, anguish, anger, frustration, and then I came to a realisation. There was a reason for my mood, and I worked out what it was coming from. Having seen that small revelation was enough to get me back on my feet.
“Use the words” Cassie said. “Use the emotions, the pain, the anguish and include that in your story.” Guess what Cassie. I have.
My inner conflict story ties in beautifully with my proposed SoCNoC story and it is the mental anguish that Medusa goes through once she has been banished. The words are flowing out. I can feel her anger, frustration, wonderment, speculation as she tries to work out why she was banished, as she tries to reconcile herself to her new surroundings, presuming that her family thinks she has dishonoured them. I am really loving this story!
So big thank you to Cassie, who is my knight in shining armour – not working for you? Okay, the lady in the flowing dress then! 🙂