marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

I blame the name

Was working on a story with an obvious end, but an equally obvious "to be continued" sign on that ending.

So, working the outline.  Indeed, there were two more stories for her, which would round out the arc nicely.  I even knew major events in both.

BUT -- it would not gell. And it would not gell. . . .

A major character refused to adopt a name. I blame that. Unnamed characters I find a major roadblock.

We'll see what happens now that I've picked ones.
Tags: names, outlining, story structure

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