Finished the first draft of my latest writing – working title is ‘Cult of Personality’ if by working title I mean what I named the file a couple years ago. The premise and story now isn’t anything like the original idea so that title doesn’t make sense now.
Story is about a musician and his life. It was originally going to be about this amazing dynamic person who comes out of nowhere and amazes everyone then drops out. In the last year I’ve become more interested in the supporting cast in life and not the ‘stars’. I’ll watch a classic movie and there will be an actor doing great work but someone that isn’t recognizable and my imagination is off and running. Sure the stars buy big homes, marry other big stars and live happily ever after but what about the supporting actor who’s role may have been important but it never translated into stardom? Are they doing regional theater back home, are they managing a cheap motel, are they even alive?
The supporting character is the path my story ended up going so I decided to run with that and rewrite the whole damn thing. Now it’s time to rewrite that!