I'm not sure what I've written about my work in progress before now, so let's start at the beginning, shall we? I first wrote these characters years ago as high school seniors. They've evolved quite a bit over time, naturally, as I've written a bit here and there. And yes, this is the sort of project that I've had for so long that any hopes of anyone but me ever wanting to read it are pretty much nil, but hey. I'm enjoying it.
So before NaNoWriMo, I thought I'd pull my characters out and see if I could do something new with them, so they were relaunched into a prequel and now I'm writing them as freshmen. I think I might actually manage to finish the entire school year if I stop getting so distracted and writing down all the minutia of 14-year-old life. But that's what editing is for, yes?
|I'm not sure that I've|
mentioned lockers once.
But never mind that: While poor Greg is pining for Sybil, she's started dating. Her first real boyfriend was another freshman, who turned out to be a jealous little brat who has caused Sybil more problems than he was worth. I'm working on boyfriend #2, Jonathan, who is a junior (two years older than Sybil) and so far is a nice guy. One of the senior girls is about to have what is sure to be a giggly, girly conversation with Sybil about him. I'm trying to decide if she's going to warn Sybil that he's also a jerk, or if she's going to heap praise on him and raise expectations way too high. And the only way to find that out is to start writing again.
Well, now that I have that all sorted out, it's time to get back to work. What do you think: Is Jonathan a Bad Boy or a Teenage Saint? What are you working on this week?