Friday, February 22, 2013
Writing Legacy chapter 3
This is my image of Elean's Romanian Castle. It came from the Microsoft Office clips, so who knows where or if this castle does reside somewhere. I'll send on my photos of inside and outside of varous castles.
This is where Gregory Balough visits and goes through Magda's will, and everyone tries to talk Elena out of going to her Romanian castle.
The dream sequence where Elena relives the attack on her, Janek (her now-deceased husband) and her child. And where, disoriented and frightend,lonely and
empty she contemplates suicide. Of course, being the protagonist, she doesn't, otherwise the rest of the novel couldn't be written. You, of course, need to go back and read chapters one and two in order to see how she got to this dark place. And wait until the next chapter where someone falls down the stairs and breaks his neck.
NOTE TO MYSELF:
I’M HAVING ELENA CALL GREGORY BALOUGH UNCLE GREGORY IN DIALOGUE, BUT IN NARRATIVE I’LL CALL HIM GREGORY.
Wondering if the would-be suicide scene makes her look too neurotic? It’s supposed to emphasis her heartbreak and the sudden horrific changes whirling around her.
One crit partner in the past suggested it made her look weak. The more I think about it, the more I think if I'd gone through what she's been through, I might entertain the same thoughts. You note she doesn't ACT on it.
I'm depressed. Yes, I am. We were suppoed to have at least four to six inches of snow and we got a mere three. I'd planned on hunkering down today, reading Halloween,
Hallowed Be Thy Name (an excellent text on Halloween, which I intend to review) by the Baptist Rev. Dr. Eddie J Smith, working on the aforementioned chapter three of Legacy and if my critique partner has her next chapter ready, working on that.
Maybe in between all of that, I'll get out more photographs and post them on my computer.
Meanwhile, Elean's castle is now posted in this blog. I"ll show you where she lived in Evanston, Illinois where the first part of the novel takes place. My apologies to the owner of the house. Iwent on a field trip looking for her families' ideal house,.
Have a great day.