Alright, so my day off yesterday was pretty productive as I had hoped. My car went in as I said it would and they did everything up to and including a complimentary car wash. Yay! As for myself, while I waited for the call to say they were done, I wrote. I alternated between surfing on my Netflix queue and listening to music as my fingers did their beautiful dance across my keyboard. I had been kind of/sort of hung up on a part, but yesterday was the day I needed to get over the hang up.
The writing is a little bit easier right now. I know it will be a smidge harder when I arrive at the part in the book that has the most documentation in history. Other than that, everything is progressing nicely. I have two main characters, both boys (soon to be men). They stand on opposite sides when it comes to religion and that is where the conflict will come from. I haven’t decided if I want them to meet each other, or if they will spend the entire book separated, only to be drawn together by the tragedy that is the historical centerpiece of the novel.
Another thing I’m not sure of is if I want romance involved overly much. A coworker of mine, who knows I’m writing this, asked if one or both of them would have women in their lives. I’m not sure because I don’t want to turn this into a romance novel. It isn’t. The reason I’m writing this book is to draw people’s attention to a moment in history that is and has been brushed over, but one that was filled with great loss. It is supposed to be a tale about sacrifice, on personal levels, and on a grander scale. I don’t think I want romance to play a major role in that, because I think it would detract from the larger message. And that message will unfold with both of the characters facing their hardships accordingly. Otherwise, I hope to continue with my writing and see these characters develop, on the page, and in my heart.
And on that note, it’s been real!