Chapter twenty-one of *False Perceptions* is now complete. Okay, that's not completely true, but it's as complete as first draft needs to be. I think there's a bit much showing, but my brain didn't want to come up with more dialogue today. The book now contains 54456 words. It lookes impressive, but I've only written 35 scenes out of the 60 in my outline. Trust me, I thought of a lot of random smaller scenes that needed to be added thus far that weren't in the original outline, but still, I'm guessing I'm a little over half done the first draft.
And now I must go and play with my new fantasy character, Shann. I don't even know what kind of a story he intends to star in. We've got a lot to talk about, if we're going to be ready to write a story together in July.
How do YOU get your ideas? I have to work pretty hard on them. All I know right now is I want to explore writing a Christian fantasy, and Shann has decided to be in it. Who is he? I don't know. What kind of a world is it? I have no idea. What huge good and evil struggle will he be involved in? I would really like to know. Maybe some of Holly's workshops would be a good place to start.
"Hello, Shann, and welcome to IMLW broadcasting system. My name is Valerie, and I will be interviewing you today for an upcoming feature presentation. Please tell me a little bit about yourself." Heh. You think it will work?