I can say I’m very fluent in #1 (self-amuse)
#2 Practice reframing negative situations in a positive light. (Me, not so much. This is where my realist side kicks in.) I believe in balance and not ignoring the obvious. Hey, you are heading towards a tree with your car, maybe you should think about changing your direction??? Instead of “Oh yeah! I love trees!”
#3 Crack jokes that build people up instead of tearing them down. I would like to think I try to do this.
Overall I would give myself an average score of 6.66 of 10 (#1 is 9of10, #2 is 4of10, #3 is 7of10).
Im now past 14,000 words in part 3.
Im still playing with the idea of having one of my primary characters surviving a nuclear blast. I have the means figured outbut not the why. I think im trying to find a “why should i keep you alive?”
The best answer i have is “so i can kill you in the final act” and i dont think thats enough reason.
*(Name subject to change)
So I’m as of right now about 12,000 words deep into part III. Yippie!
I’m getting closer and closer to the grand finale.
There is also a dark part of me that is thinking about killing off one of my characters. I’ve actually just pulled the string on the trap, but haven’t decided just yet what kind of residue/carnage is going to be left behind. I’m currently writing the next scene after which covers another periphery character.
More to come 🙂