Technically 8 days of school (not including weekends), but HEY! I'm really, really, really excited about this. One year ago, I was looking forward to a second chance. Now, I'm looking forward to an opportunity few from my school have had. Sometimes the good Lord just says, "Whoa, wait a sec. I need you to slow down so I can make sure you don't miss this." Plus, I've had an amazing opportunity to be in a smaller class and actually get to know more of my classmates. Yeah, it's an extra year's worth of loans, but honestly, I can't say I've regretted anything.
NONSCHOOL-RELATED! (Because... y'all don't want to hear about thiazides and loop diuretics and how they work, right?)
So I'm kind of excited and thoroughly distracted by a breakthrough my friend and I had in a story we've been working on for... a while. It's embarrassing to say how long we've been working on it. The story had developed from something simple to something far more complex than either of us imagined. Then we hit a block. Our main characters were simply not working with us. So we sat down, coerced one of them out onto a paintchat canvas, and made him spill his guts. Or... so we intended. He ended up being the one asking the questions, forcing us to think about the answers. It was kind of amazing. I love it when you've invested enough of your time into creating a character that they literally begin to take a life of their own. Thanks to him, everything in his world has a place and a purpose.
Have any of y'all had that experience with a character? Not just "disagreeing" with what you want them to do, but maybe a character taking the initiative and telling you or helping you learn about them? Tell me about it!
Finished the Wheel of Time Book 14 a while back. Now I REALLY want to draw Egwene and the Flame of Tar Valon. That part almost made me cry... Well, that and Olver.