It starts with who are they, what do they want, and why can’t they have it. It starts with a journey to learn something, to become someone, to get someplace the character never imagined they would go. To get the ring to the king. To discover the force within. To get married to a true love. To learn you don’t need anyone else to realize your dreams, they were within you all the time.
In Divorce, Interrupted, my newest story, Lisa Miller is an unfaithful divorced wife. She wants back the life she had before her infidelity. She can’t have it because her ex-husband Todd will neither forgive nor forget. For the story to work Lisa has to not get what she thinks she wants but what the Fates know she needs. The writer and the characters may not know what they need until it is within reach and they suddenly discover it is what they wanted all along.
As the writer and the characters start on their journey we move from In The Beginning to the steps of the trip that will lead to self-discovery and hopefully happiness. Until we reach The Sagging Middle. (Next Monday)