Ugh. So I’m 16,000+ words into The Veil.
I watched Donnie Darko three nights ago and it resonated with me. Which now has me contemplating tossing half of what I’ve written.
Where I was with The Veil had it turning into a group hero piece. That wasn’t working. Deep down, I wanted the story to be more introspective, more a tale of identity and learning who you want to be.
Donnie Darko had this dreamlike quality to it. The events of the movie seemed random until the very end, when you realise that the purpose of them all was to drive the hero to his destiny. The story tied into questions of existence, love and being alone.
That’s the voice I’ve been searching for. Now, I need to plot. This time, for real. No writing until I have a rough plot drafted out. This write and find out approach is a big fail for me.