This week has been all about the characters for me. After my really grumpy week last week (thanks for putting up with me during that!) I turned to the characters I mentioned last check-in.
On Monday I spent 30 minutes reading up on how to develop credible characters and made lots of notes from different sources which I hoped would help me.
Yesterday I spent 30 minutes developing character 1. Once I started writing a character profile of her the ideas just kept popping up and I really enjoyed it. I do think however she doesn't seem terribly likeable at the moment and I want to give her some warmth which I am hoping to do when I find the right occupation for her. Also I posted about my dream writing location which is one of my three posts this week. I would love it if you read it and let me know what you think. What would your dream writing location be?
Today I have brainstormed character 2 and also the man that links the two girl characters. I am starting to see what people mean when they say you get to know your characters and they become real to you. I sort of 'knew' things about them without really thinking deeply about them. So exciting!
So things are going well this week.
I have two more days and then we break up for the summer! I should have lots of time to write however as I am pretty anonymous in my desire to write (only a couple of people know this and know of my blog) it may be difficult to write over certain periods e.g. when I am on holiday with friends. I am going to plan for it and always have my notebook on hand to help me. I am sure I can grab 5 minutes here and there and other days I will be free to do lots. We will see!
Hope your weeks are going well....off to check out some check-ins!