Daily Challenge Check-in: June 16, 2015

Words/Time: 1388 words revising “Pithea” with two of my sisters over Skype. Also known as the 43rd meeting of the Tri-County Sisterhood of the Traveling Book. We got through a little over 4 pages of double-spaced text, ending in a major issue that may take more work than normal to resolve. It’s especially a problem for me, because the issue is related to the first meeting of Missy and Jonathan. Missy being the female main character and Jonathan being really a side character in this book, but not in my mind. He becomes like a brother to Missy over the the next few years, but that doesn’t get to come out very well in this book, not like it had in the original version. As one sister put it, he’s very much like a cartoon character in the story right now, and I don’t necessarily hate that idea, but it probably means I don’t go deep enough with his character. And their first meeting has some huge issues, because I was trying to keep it close to the way it was in the original version, but doing that is what caused me so much trouble in the initial attempt at building this world. So there we left off, and I’m going to have to think about this scene, and the character as a whole, over the next week. Hopefully by next Tuesday night, when we have our next Skype meeting, I’ll have some thoughts to bring to the table.

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