“it’s an old song,” hermes says, “but we’re gonna sing it again”; we all know how it goes, we’ve heard this story a thousand times (or at least i have, as a greek person; i realise non-greeks probably don’t have mythology hammered into them all the time!) - and yet there’s something in us that yearns to hear it again, and hopes that maybe this time it’ll all turn out differently… even though we know how it ends.
stories are powerful things, man. i’m getting emotional. (also i really love hadestown; listen to the recording or the original anais mitchell concept album if you want to be hit in the feels.)
anyway, that’s all a long-winded way to say outlines are my jam, and i self-identify as a 85% architect, 15% gardener kind of writer. i enjoy figuring out how each puzzle piece fits in the picture, knowing where the next step in the story is, and especially knowing how the whole thing ends. sometimes characters surprise me, of course, and that’s cool too; if anything, i love those little moments where characters come alive with a will of their own, and show me a side of them i hadn’t thought of before. as long as all the puzzle pieces end up fitting together in the end, how we get there is all part of the fun of it.
… even if it means starting over five times, haha!