Lycoris (lycorislaramie) wrote,

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Wut wut

I'm definitely feeling better about my novel. Things have been filtering in bit by bit, and I'm trying to let this unfold naturally. I write down any ideas that pop into my head, but I'm not necessarily going to plan out the entire plot or force my characters to do anything. I want it to be very--organic, in a way.

I definitely have a title: Let Sleeping Gods Lie. Maybe I shouldn't say "definitely," since it may very well change, but I have a good feeling about this one and I think it suits the story well.

I also have a better idea of my MC. His name at the mo' is Zenther, but his nickname is Zen. That doesn't make any sense to me, but again, this is what popped into my head, so I'm just going with it. Zenther is completely made-up, and only time will tell if it ends up being really rad or if I realize just how stupid it sounds. I don't know all that much about Zen as a person, though I did track down a stock photo of a dude who looks almost exactly like him. The image that is forming in my head about Zen is that he's kind of a loser, but he's really fun. He has a job that's lame but just unusual enough to be kind of fun (what that job is, I don't know yet). He has some strange compulsions, like ringing his own doorbell before entering his house, touching inanimate objects as he walks by (fences, racks of clothing in stores, trees, walls, windows), eating oranges whole (rind and all), and checking vending machines for spare change. He has also replaced his addiction to cigarettes with an addiction to lollipops. I still have to discover his favorite flavor.

Anyway, this is all useless stuff that no one cares about. Maybe Zen will become a bit more talkative over the next few days. And hopefully he'll tell me a little bit more about his childhood imaginary friend, though I think part of the fun of this story will be constructing the IF's identity as I go along.

Also, as I was walking to my car after class, I had another "EUREKA" moment and the major turning point of the story flashed before my eyes. I wrote it down as soon as I got home, and it looks like this is really going to work. This whole story thing. And I'm not even planning it. It's so strange, just letting a novel plan itself like this. We'll see what comes of it in November.

Welp, now I'm off to either watch a movie or go to bed. Yay 11:00 on a Friday night. XD
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