I was having a terrible time trying to figure out which way I wanted to go with the story so I called on my Bootsquad friends. The Bootsquad is my small group of writer friends with whom I get together, brainstorm, talk, etc. Since I live the furthest away from them, I don't get to see them as often as I would like to. Why do we call ourselves the Bootsquad? Because when anyone needs help getting their muse jumpstarted, we give them a boot. We encourage; we cajole; we offer ideas and help - and when that doesn't work, we threaten. But all in good fun. :)
So of course I turned to them this week and got my answers. Number One - the darker one, or Number Two - the lighter one. The votes are in - for the darker one. Sort of. Of the four votes, one was definitely for the lighter one, two for the darker one, and one who liked both and wanted to know if I could incorporate them. (Not easily).
In the meantime, I kept working - on the darker one. I'm more drawn to it, so number one it is. So now the story can progress. Maybe I'll save the lighter one for another story. I've done that before. But for now, I can't wait to see where this one takes me.
Birthdays: John Howard Payne, Patricia Cornwell, S.N. Behrman, Bertha von Suttner
Tips and Teasers: Do you treat your writing career like a business? You should. Set up spread sheets or ledger pages for your expenses and income; get a file holder and set up files for your rejection letters and other correspondence. Get your business organized.
Thought for the day: "It’s not so much that I write well – I just don’t write badly very often, and that passes for good on television." - Andy Rooney