I’m three pages into my Halloween story and I am reminded of an old military saying: “No plan survives contact with the enemy.” Well I am thinking that no story survives the first pages either.
When I put a story together in my head, I have a very plot oriented mindset. I picture like a movie when I am creating the story. When I sit down to write though, I have to funnel all of that into one voice, one narrative and most of the time, one point of view. It goes from movie to personal journal. That’s okay because that is the kind of stories I like to read, but there is always this transition phase. It is one thing to plan terrible sexy things to have happen to a character, it’s a whole other beast to sit down and interpret how the character will respond and receive these terrible sexy things.