I've been struggling with this over the last few weeks and think it's part of the problem I'm having with my characters. GMC has always formed a big part of my story planning, yet with this story in particular, I'm finding my hero and heroine have life goals AND story goals. So which one is paramount? When working with GMC, we ask "What does he/she want?", then have them work towards it. My characters want one thing overall in life, and another for this story in particular. Are they truly divergent?
There is no doubt that one informs the other, yet I don't see the life goal as being an internal one, per se. That was my first thought, but I it didn't follow through when I examined it more carefully.
Am I making too much of this? Over-analyzing? Should I just include both and work with the story goal first and life goal second?
Any insight into this is most welcome :)
Other than that, more progress on the house has been made. The footings were poured last week, the electrical shed now has a roof on it (as of this afternoon) and we spent Saturday night at the site in our camper. And both the Senators and Canucks are up 2 games to 1 in their respective playoff series!!!
Oh, and I've been noodling about with another story idea, one that might, in the end prove a tad easier to sell as it's set in England rather than France - though it still takes place in 1793, a decidedly unusual time period.
Tomorrow I'll relate a cute Cleo story, complete with photos.
Last, but not least, my heart goes out to the relatives and friends of those who lost loved ones today in Virginia.
Currently Reading: Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Link of the Day: PageFour Notebook - updated version