And I never want to see food again!!! Wow! My stomach hurt last night. I had two different kinds of vegan cheesecakes, and all sorts of other vegetables and was stuffed!! There were a lot of potato things happening yesterday is all I'm going to say.
But moving on...I'm starting to wonder AGAIN if maybe I should be telling my story in the 1st person. I'm writing in such a close limited third person that it almost feels like a 1st person narrator already, and I'm doing a reread this weekend of the first nine chapters to make sure I'm completely on track of everything that is happening so that chapter ten can flow perfectly. And as I'm reading it, I'm substituting all of the Lillianas with I, and her with me etc. I can't tell if this is going to work or not. I've written versions of the story in 1st person before where it definitely did not work because it was a little too whiny at points and also I didn't have Lilliana's voice down yet. But now I've got a very strong hold on it (on her).
So I'm kind of wondering...it'll mean extra work, but I'm not afraid of that. We all know I'll try anything with my writing, no matter how much extra work it is.
I think I'll finish writing chapter ten first though before I try and make the switch.
After dinner and dessert last night, my uncle did a dramatic reading of the first chapter. He did a really great job. He had a neat interpretation of the character's voices that I thought was interesting. He hit Lilliana's voice on the head, and had quite a few moments of reading the text exactly the way I heard it in my head which made me really happy because it meant that I had worded things so exactly that the voice came through (so yay me)!
He really made the text sound like literature though which was neat, and I started thinking that the third person was probably right, but when I read it myself, I feel differently. So don't know the answer yet, but I'll figure it out. So the plan today is to just write!
So hope everyone's stomach is doing all right and if you are braving the stores for shopping, good luck!