It has been a week of two halves, good and bad, fast and slow, writing and non writing days. I did actually manage to write my piece about Survival Conflict, but it didn’t quite come out as I thought it would. She seemed rather self centred, which was quite unusual as I had always thought of Medusa as a girl who had been wronged, but perhaps it was the betrayal by her beloved goddess that made her selfcentred and focused solely on what the implications were for her life, rather than the situation she was in. I was pleased with the final product, but alas, I did not get to incorporate any of those lovely words that I had last week.
This week I am going to look at Situational Conflict where Medusa is struggling with a situation — in this case, the character’s problems involve the interests, problems, ambitions and situations of others and their affect on the character. The reason for Medusa’s downfall was because of the ambitions of the chief priestess, so this week seems like the right time to write the start of my story – yes, I have been writing it piecemeal, depending on how I feel. The middle part is pretty much taken care of, just the start and the end that needs work.
I have also started thinking ahead to my next goals – themes. Last night I had a dream about a hallway that was a portal and stopover for spirits moving from one spiritual plane to another. The person who lived in the house met these spirits and learnt some life lessons from them as they passed through. I have a cool title and everything, but I don’t think I will restrict myself to just 4 stories. This one I think will take me through to the end of the workshop. But that is next weeks missions.
I won’t be posting my usual Monday Goals thing tomorrow as I have an appointment in town, and I have no idea how long it will take me, so I will try and get something up by Tuesday anyway. Until then, have fun writing.