marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

the adult problem in a scene

Most of a work in progress solves the adult problem by having the narrator face age-appropriate problems. Only when she gets to be an adult does she face adult problems.

Except --

She's going on a trip where she has to witness something nasty and do something about it, even though it's past her skill set and rather hard at her age. And while I've set up reasons for the adults to fail -- they have to deal with something worse -- I still have to work out this one.

sigh
Tags: motives and purposes, plotting, world-building: aging and coming of age, ya books
Subscribe

  • a bee, a wolf, a duck. . . .

    Once yesterday's love interest introduced herself, her part of the story fell together. So I could consider the important part of the story, where…

  • decisions and beginnings

    Two ideas are slowly turning to stories. Setting out to outline the sequel to my Sleeping Beauty take, set when she wakes up. I don't think she's…

  • ah parents

    Revising along. Hit a passage where the heroine remembers, with some resentment, how her parents had forced her to submit to an unjust demand from…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments