Does anyone know who Heckle and Jeckle are anymore? Whenever I think of eating corn on the cob, I think of Heckle and Jeckle pecking away at it type-writer style. That's how fast I've been writing this week!
I wrote about 5,000 words for Sister Soul. It's a bit of a vomit draft in some areas, as I'm just getting scenes in the right places as fast as I can. But, so far, I don't see any major missteps, so it will just be a matter of fleshing things out in the next draft.
I'm wrestling to keep from being formulaic. As the girls discover their powers and try them out for the first time, I'm trying to avoid repeating similar types of scenes I've seen in the past.
I'm proud to say that I haven't been making things very easy for my characters. As I transition from one conflict to another, I'm getting better at not dropping the tension. I'm avoiding down time between obstacles by overlapping the obstacles.
The characters are also becoming clearer to me. One challenge of writing about two sisters who spend a lot of time together is that they start to become interchangeable. But I'm trying to define major needs that they both have that are different. At first they both missed their mother. Now, only one misses the mother. The other will have a different need that hasn't been defined in my head yet.
What's Peanut eating? He stole a big lump of soft cheese off the coffee table at our last dinner party.