So my dear editor gave me a much-needed pep talk this week, helping me to decide one of the most basic elements of my story; Who is my Main Character?!
When a writer can’t even decide THAT, she’s i a deep deep rut. I was advised, “Choose the character you relate to the most. That’s your main character.”
Well, the young single mother in the story was grappling for MC status, but not being a young single mother, I didn’t feel I could do justice to her point of view. So I go back to my ORIGINAL main character, the eccentric, elderly quilter, Agnes Harper.
Now, I may not be a widowed octogenarian, but I have created a few quilts in my day and I can admit to a few eccentricities of my own and my arthritic knees feel like they BELONG to an octogenarian, so Agnes wins out.
And then there’s the pestering element of magick. Not “pull a rabbit of your hat” magic, but magick, practiced by those who follow the phases of the Moon and understand the correspondences of herbs, stones and oils.
Yes, I’ll say it–WITCHCRAFT!
And NO, Agnes she is not a cauldron-stirring Wyrd sister. She’s more like a nosy wisewoman who means well, and wants to improve the lives of her neighbors. She may not even be aware that she is affecting the lives of others as she improves the lives of others. Oh, Glorious Muses! Thank you for returning to me!
So I have a few more days before January 1st, so I will spend that time gathering my resouces and getting on to business. 2018, you’re gonna be PRODUCTIVE!!!!!