So I gave it a lot of thought last night (more than I should have because it ate up a lot of my time to read) and I think I’ve come up with a solution. I’m going to have to make my characters more ignorant to the truth and/or their history than I originally intended, but I think it’s the only way the mystery will work. If I let them be more knowledgeable leading up to the solved mystery then they will look stupid for not knowing the answer long ago. So instead, I will have them researching for some sort of clue and that clue will be found the moment the answer is obvious to them. That probably makes little sense to anyone but me because I’m being mighty vague about the details, but either way I feel a bit more at ease about it now and wanted to get it off of my chest.
Because I spent so much time thinking about them (my characters) last night, I dreamt about them for the first time in a while (in the little patches of sleep I got) and acted out the revised scenes on the way to work this morning, which I haven’t done in a long time either. It felt good and it’s making me want to get cracking on the revisions so I can get to all of those fun chapters. But I am really enjoying “Betwixt” and so now I need to find the happy balance between writing and reading. I don’t want to miss the opportunity of feeling my own story so strong right now, so “Betwixt” may take a back seat for a moment, but I can’t just stop reading it altogether because it’s too good.
*I wish there were more free hours in a day*
Peace – Sarah
Note: I didn’t want to make the focus of this post about how bad my co-workers made my day because I hate being one of those people who complains all of the time, but just know that my song choice for this post couldn’t have been any more appropriate for my mood today. Thank God for my wickedly good 90’s Alternative Rock collection and an IPod to tune out the bullshit.