If you missed my post about my book update I had done before, you can click here.
I keep pushing this post further down my draft folder (don’t know why), but I thought it was time to write this post, as I do have lots of changes and I did tons of work.
Word count so far: 60,000 words, give or take a few (not counting yesterday and today). I love to round up my writing, no real reason to do so, but I like it.
Pages: 250 pages.
OK! Let’s dive into the book (a bit):
I promise to keep this short 🙂
As I said in my first my post (link under the picture), my book is set in a futuristic world very similar to ours. It’s a cross of Science Fiction, Dystopian and a bit of romance.
I am now at a point in my story where my Hero has had his Fun & Games (It’s a beat from save the cat) and is now deep in the Midpoint beat.
At this point, Jack (my main character) is tormented by many imaginary and real sights while fighting to breathe due to the lack of good breathable air. This pushes him close to death, without him even knowing why. Without getting into specifics, that I can’t write here (sorry), I can say that this takes its toll on him and from here on out there is a very visible transformation that occurs.
Here Jack will feel a lot of anger, loss, and confusion, but that’s ok. This will help him grow as a person and gain the strength he needs in order to fight his enemies (in Act 3).
Because there are two major plots in this story, that are running alongside each other throughout the story, there are a few bad guys here, but there is that one guy who makes the leap and becomes more horrible and motivated than the others.
In this midpoint of the story, Jack will soon find new friends while trying to find his old ones.
The bit of romance (<3) I have in my story will start to unfold, and Jack will struggle with it, a lot!
I love writing this story…
I love how the story keeps me more excited about what comes next. I know it sounds funny as I am the storyteller, but there are some details that I don’t know, even though I have outlined my story, sometimes my characters do surprise me and the story goes on a side road for a bit. I love it when it happens because this way I get to know more about my characters and their world through their eyes and their appearance.
I had a few struggles with the story…
At first, I had a bit of a struggle combining the major plot lines together smoothly.
At first, I had like 2 stories, lol, that should work together, but they didn’t. It took me awhile to understand where is the right line to mash them together.
Now, my major struggle is showing my antagonist (villain) the way I see him in my head. So to solve that I am building him from the ground up, lol, I’ve created a folder that is just about him 😀 There in notes, I put all the details I can think of so I will know him as I know myself.
I don’t know if this sounds crazy or not, but it helps me a lot.
If you have any suggestions for a great antagonist, please share them in the comments, I would love to know your thoughts on this 🙂
As always, thank you so much for reading ❤