Oddly enough, the moment Charles said, “All I can tell you is that it is a sign something ain't quite right” I got a flash of where the problem was: At the very beginning--with my outline. I tried to complicate matters by having too many characters involved in the same goal which in turn caused a pivotal character’s actions to appear extremely contrived. Make sense? Well… to me it does. As Audrey commented, I was trying to make things happen.
My point here is not that my problem is solved, but that comments really help. They encourage and cause us to think. Really doesn’t matter whether you’ve read my manuscript or not--you had a vague idea of what I was going through and what I needed.
Time is precious. It’s the one thing we can’t get back. Just want each of you to know I appreciate you giving your time to me. That's what you're doing when you take the time to comment.
Tomorrow I’m meeting my friend Janie at the library where we’ll write till we drop. I plan to fix this story and I’m looking forward to it. I’ll let you know what happens.Mustang Library, Senior Citizen Center, Chamber of Commerce and a bunch of other things. Good vibes in this library!