by Shelton Bumgarner
I’m working on the first part of the second act right now. Things are going well, so far. I am beginning to realize, however, that my decision to finish sketching out this part of the novel first before actually starting to write again is a good decision.
A lot goes on in the second half of the second act that needs some groundwork laid out for the reader. A big thing to me is making sure the audience, like, cares, that this or that thing happens to the characters. So, while I have some pretty cool things that happen in the latter part of the novel if the audience doesn’t care, then it’s a moot point.
So, I’ve decided to add a POV character at this point that I had no intended to use. Hopefully when the times comes, people will actually care that he pops up and shoves us in the latter stage of the second act when “all is lost.”
At least, that’s the vision at this point.