marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

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 going to appear in it. Though the hero is her great-grand-nephew.

Was wrestling with his name, after his great-grandfather or not, and picked one, and plugged on, only to realize my first instinct was wrong. He's not older than his three sisters, he's the youngest. I thought he was the oldest because he acted more mature than his youngest in the opening scene. That may need some revision.

And meanwhile a story about a supehero emerged, with nothing more than the knowledge that the main character was fighting crime and would have a conflict of conscience about it. Randomly generated a power set for fun, and went hmm. Still, is it a superhero or a superheroine? Powers make me think superheroine, but I was thinking superhero earlier. . . .

AND I ponder whether it fits in the same universe as any of the other superhero stories I've written. Some universes it can't, the main character has too much freedom. The one where they all have basically the same level of power doesn't either. But does it fit in the universe where powers are random in both power set and level? Hmmm. . . .
Tags: characterization, fairy tales (retelling), idea development, superpowers, world-building: aging and coming of age

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