Pages – Twenty Four
Word Count – 8,205
Here we are! The third day!
Today’s writing session went the same as yesterday’s. Painful and more painful. I think this is because of the way that I’ve decided to write it. I’m wriitng it in third person and as I’ve said previously it’s not my greatest point. As there are two characters I thought the best way to write it would be to use that POV (point of view for those who are unfamiliar with the abbrievation). What better time than NaNoWriMo to get acquainted with something that you aren’t good at doing? Not only is the story new territory but the POV is completely new to me, too.
My two characters have been through the mill, both off page and on.
Daniel who is fifteen has been a subject of relentless violence. He’s the kind of character I’ve never wrote before. He’s got an arrogance about him that only his friends could admire and a abd boy that all the girls want hanging off their arm. There’s a reason for his arrogance. His mum divorced his dad nine months ago after they’d argued relentlessly for the past two years, of which Daniel, or Danny as his friends call him, got himself into some trouble. Hence, the violence.
Adria who is eighteen, is Daniel’s sister. She has had to be her mum’s rock throughout the divorce. Not an easy task since she took to alcohol to soften the blow. Adria has had no choice but to take her mum’s place by paying bills and sorting out the weekly shop. Seeing Daniel come home every night in cuts and scratches doesn’t ease the stress. Not only his her mum in disarray but also her brother. She is desperate to help him but the only way is to pay off the guys he’s crossed. The only to do so, is to sell her soul.
I’m still uncertain at the themes that have been raised so far.
Well, maybe with time that’ll change.
Keep on writing. Remember that the page can’t tell you how to write and whichever way you add writing to it, you’re doing it right. 🙂
I believe in you 🙂
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