Maybe I'm just not that great of a plotting writer or just not that great of a writer at all, but I've been struggling over the ending of the Fall of Angels series. I needed to figure it out soon because it obviously is going to effect Forsaken as well. I've been going back and forth between two options liking and hating different things about each of them. One of them kept with the slightly scary, dark theme of the first book but I know people will likely hate it, it isn't exactly happy. The other option might make people happier but I'm afraid it would seem to cliche. But I think I finally figured out what I'm going to do now, with keeping everyone happy, myself included. And I hate to toot my own horn but I think it is brilliant! I'm so excited about it. Keeps with the gothic scary overtone but there's also the "happily ever after". I'm so excited to get to it and start writing it! I'm toying with the idea of calling the third book Descended.

As for Forsaken, I'm trying something new out. I'm coming up a little short as to the word count. I'm about a third of the way through when I should be about half of the way through at the point I am at. The problem I am having is that there is a lot going on that either doesn't involve Jessica or that she doesn't know is going on. So... I'm playing around with telling about a third of it from Alex's point of view. To be honest I'm having a harder time getting into Alex's head than I thought I would. I know this probably seems totally crazy since these characters only exist in my head but that's how it is. I know how they will react to things, how their personalities work but I don't know exactly how they think or what they think. I know this sounds totally crazy... But I started just trying out how Alex would tell his side of the story and I'm having trouble getting into his head. At first I blamed it on trying to get into a guys head but since the first book was told from a guys perspective I can't put it there. I think I'm just going to have to finish Forsaken in Jessica's head, then when I'm done with that, go back and write it from Alex's perspective. It's too hard to go back and forth. I need to get into my "groove" with a character. It will be interesting to get into Alex's head though. I have to admit, I'm a little in love with him, but that's the point, make the audience fall in love with him, so I kind of have to be myself. Ya, I'm crazy, I know... I keep sayin' it.

Wow, this turned out way longer than I thought it would. I thought I was just going to announce that I figured out the ending but there you have it, insight into my insanity!

3 comments:

We live in a Zoo! said...

No, it doesn't sound crazy. It sounds like a writer ;D

steve said...

Totally makes sense to me, Keary! It's not easy to think like a guy, especially a guy inside your own head. I struggle with the female perspective myself :P But I can understand it. My brother, who acted a lot through high school and college, said once that to think like a character, one must become lie the character. He had a really dark, villainous role once; he was a total jerk the entire time he worked on it. I don't know if that helps you at all, but the method makes sense to me. Take it for what it's worth.

Morgan said...

Interesting thought. Have you thought about writing out their credentials? Bio.. all of that stuff? Sorry you are struggling with this point- you'll figure it out. I read that S.M wrote Twilight all in Edward's perspective too get into his head... sounds like an awful lot of work but if it helps you out that would be great!