Okay, scratch that sentence.
Today, we sat ourselves down from 10:30am to 8:30pm and I...yes, just me...I wrote four chapters.
Ben got bored very quickly and started playing on endless computer games on his laptop while I slaved away, trying to make these chapters remotely interesting.
There's not much action in them so we didn't really know what was going to happen and how we'd write it. So I just made it up as I went along, with the thinnest of structures to guide me.
I occasionally asked for Ben's consent, but all I got in reply was a grunt. He was too busy shooting zombies.
You see, Ben prefers to write the action filled parts. And, yes, I prefer them too, but I do also like writing character development scenes. And in these four chapters, our main character, Malina, really comes into herself. Instead of being pushed into situations, she takes action and changes things for herself.
For example, instead of sitting back and letting things wash over her, she allows herself to make friends. Instead of being given information, she goes to look for it, sparking interest in the man who gives her the answers.
I don't want to tell anymore than that. All I'm saying is that Part Two is a new beginning for her and she really matures and develops. She takes her own initiative a lot more than she did in Part One. I like having a developing character and I like writing about her development and giving little hints here and there, while Ben finds it deadly boring and would rather shoot zombies.
So most of the day today, I have been writing, writing, writing. I am in the middle of chapter seven now, and I am about to go and finish it (or try to, anyway!)
I thought I would give a picture which inspired our image of how Malina looks:
Here, she is wearing the dress she wears to an Outlaw party I have just written about. Yes, she is living with Outlaws at the moment. The real question is, are Outlaws an amalgamation of many different types of people (dwarves, elves, humans and others etc) or are they a race of their own?
I will be using this debate in the book...not quite sure how, yet though!
I hope this has raised your interests!