A Quick Update on a Short Story

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
I started writing "The Last Shot" about a month ago. I shared the first part of it with you and promised the remaining two parts, which, are still not posted. The good news is that I have the ending done. Also in the good column, is that I have a workable timeline.

So why haven't I finished the story? I have thrown one of our protagonists into a cell... somewhere. The other protagonist is... somewhere. I know why each of them is in their respective places. I also know the motivations of one of them. I just can't figure out how to catch them up to each other so the story can move forward.

I have written five different approaches and none of them work without it sounding like, 'Oh well, guess we took the wrong person, you are free to go, Allen'. Worse, having Ilyana rescue Allen, like some kind of action heroine would totally push the story a direction I don't want to go1.

So there you have it. I am stuck. Not forever. I have an inkling of an idea that involves a bicycle, a young French girl and the local gendarmes. That's a little bit of a hint about what's going on, isn't it? Stay tuned.

1.) I know Illy has a gun, but she isn't Lara Croft. Though, I do kind of picture her as a cross between Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

1 comment :

  1. Temptinging us are you? (lol) hm, bicycle, young french girl and a local gendarmes.. that DO give some opening to let Iliana get away from rescueing Allen actually.. (thinking)

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