Lazily expanding my vocabulary one commenter's synonym at a time.
Scared, intimidated, terrified, hesitant...okay, I was hoping the string of synonyms would validate the name of today's post, but frankly, I'm super tired and going to bed. Yes, it's Tuesday and it's 9:00. But Scheduled Post by Blogger will be friend and post this when I am on my ninth hour of sleep. Here's hopin'!
Okay, remember step 2? No? Go here and read. Yup, do it. Then, suggest things and tear my result apart. Seriously, I want to hear ripping sounds! No, not that kind of ripping. Shredding, teeth out, blood curdling, thrashing. I want my paragraph to be a wishbone in the end, only the best part remains. In the meantime, I'll be writing down the wishes I want to use when the wishbone is available. Assuming I get the long end.
I know you'll still like me, so here it is (step 1's in parenthesis, just to help):
boys discover they are to become stepbrothers, shortly after they each realize the other is gay.) Tina suggested changes, I'm still processing them, but the point is that things can and will change. Even when you're on word 45,000, things can change.
Step 2: Scottie is wondering if being gay is what’s wrong with him. Justin is wondering what to do about being gay. The boys first meet at a high school GSA meeting. Three hours later their lives collide when they learn they are to become stepbrothers. Scottie struggles with his identity and friends. Justin struggles with his reputation and father. At first, their attraction for each other can’t be denied. But, soon, something stronger develops. (9:00 EDIT: Truthfully there is a different ending to the paragraph, but I am not ready to divulge that info to the public. What I've said is correct, but I am not elaborating, sorry guys. I can't give it all away.) It helped me to look at this paragraph on the back of the books on my desk. It gives you a good perspective. Unfortunately, The Hunger Games and Hero were the two I had and they're not very good inspiration, but they follow the same idea.
Using the instructions for Step 2, from the link up above, does my paragraph accomplish the goals? Does it need to be more exciting, imaginative, or enticing? Tomorrow I'll bust out my fancy board and we'll add step three. Anita, I feel compelled to tell you that the most recent use of that board, stay tuned while I get the DL.
Now it's 10:00...how did that take me an hour?