Sometimes, things start well. They seem promising. And then the ice you’re skating on seems to get thinner and thinner until suddenly it seems like there’s no where to go.
That’s where I’m at with my writing at the moment. Although, to be fair it’s more because, once again, I’ve had to stop and research things before moving forward. This time? The National Archeological Museum in Athens. Of all things, I was trying to work out the flooring situation, which actually is quite complicated. Some of the floors are marble, some are a gray (stone?) tile, some polished wood, or at least this is what I can determine from a variety of images I’ve pulled from the internet, since I’ve never actually been there. Hopefully, I will be able to get past this brief hiatus, and I’m confident I’ll be away laughing very soon.
But on the bright side, our protagonist Simon has kept me very amused with his antics. Within minutes of sitting down and typing, my brain already knew exactly what Simon was like. This is partly because we already created his character, several years back. But I’m pleased to find that with all the changes we made to his character whilst recreating the outline for this book, it hasn’t taken away from our idea of who he is. It seems his personality has rooted firmly in my brain, and he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. This is a bit of a relief, because it makes things easier when you’re jumping between character perspectives, to know that at least one of them is willing to cooperate. His flaws are already peeking through, and despite a healthy dose of arrogance, a certain magnetism for awkward situations, and some questionable morals, I quite like Simon. Perhaps because of all this, it makes him a superbly fun character to write.