I'm trying to decide about chapter construction. Oh maybe I'm getting ahead of myself here, this is the kind of thing I can tackle in subsequent drafts. I like the short paragraph construction for moving the story along. But longer chapters can be more engrossing. And that's what I'm aiming for here.
Well, we'll write it and see what happens.
Tonight is the local library book sale, so I'm going from work to camp out there. I might even borrow a computer and get some paragraphs or a page or two done.
The characters have started to come to life and surprise me. One is how the female protagonist has taken a subtle dislike to the main protagonist's friend. I'm not sure why. My best guess is that she doesn't like him taking credit for the effort and sacrifice the protagonist performed in rescuing her.
The two boys are very much like. Either could be the main character, honestly. The friend, Isaac is skinny and quick where his friend, the protagonist is stocky and slow. But both boys are honest, imaginative, adventurous. But when the time came, when the found the female protagonist, Isaac saw how horribly she'd been injured and he ran away. Jacob saw how beautiful she was and stayed. One boy responding to a call for help and the other boy fleeing from it. Campbellian, I know but we'll see if it works once people start reading it.