Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ten-Ghost Part Two

"I, Lucy Alraune Greeble, Finishes the Test Satisfactorily, do hereby solemnly swear, through direct or indirect action, to perform no activity that will harm a patient, to practice to the best of my ability for the good of my patients, to avoid violating the morals of my community, to avoid attempting that which specialists can do better, to keep the good of the patient as my highest priority, outside the interests of vigilantism, monetary concern, community welfare, or conserving economic resources, and to avoid any and all sexual relationships or other inappropriate conduct with my patient and his or her family."

Writing began on the Ten-Ghost sequel today in earnest; I could probably turn this into a trilogy at least, but I don't want to go too far. These things have a habit of turning into bizarre, seemingly overpowered characters, and Ten-Ghost is someone I want to remain a bit neurotic and not much more than she is right now. The story is a rather cliché one nowadays, but I think I can do something new with it, namely in the direction I'm going with it, and the fact that the part that's cliché in the plot is only a vehicle for character development and inner conflict. Basically, the goal is to take something that's normally an outer conflict and turn it into an inner one.

Ten-Ghost/Lucy is very interesting to write, since socially she's about where I was perhaps ten years ago.

Oh, shit, that's right, she will have written a thesis. I'd better get on that.

1 comment:

  1. sounds interesting i like your current work it's really good. At least your aren't writing about military tactics and uses or politics, they might not have a plot but making sure you don't sound stupid, or come as off as 1 can short of a six pack is some hard work.