Like I said, I wanted to have the structure for the story done so I can start writing as soon as I can. Part of the problem Cristy is having, is not wanting to be a popular kid anymore because they don’t except her for who she is, and they are always trying to change her. She has made some new friends outside of her circle, but she is too scared to tell her “original group” that she wants to hang out with other people.
Another part of the structure was the counselor’s advice. She is going to say something like, “if labels didn’t matter right now, what group of friends would you pick?” Cristy picks whichever one she feels she belongs to. “Then that group of friends should be the ones you hang out with,” the counselor will say. I think this advice is the most reasonable advice you could give a student in her position because your doing what your heart would tell you to do and these new friends that she has made accept her for her and include her in conversations and make her feel wanted, unlike the other group who never did.
Although I did finish what I wanted to get done, I feel I could’ve worked harder and gotten more done because I know that when I focus to the best of my abilities, I can get so much more done then what I did yesterday.
On Friday, I will be starting writing a few paragraphs for the beginning of the story and like I said before, it’s going to be plain and simple, just her knocking at the door and asking to talk to Mrs. Green, the counselor. After the counselor accepting, I want the audience to feel as if they are in the hallways as the story is going on. I think that’s the goal for a lot of authors, to get their readers feeling like what’s happening in the book is happening to them.
One book I feel does this is the book we are reading in our class, “Touching Spirit Bear” by Ben Mikaelson. In one part of the book, the main character Cole is starving on an island all by himself and the way the author described the scenery and what was happening made it feel like you were right beside Cole, watching him lay helplessly, wishing you could help him. If a character in the book seems to be alive and you care about him or her and what happens to them, then this is what will make the book stand out beside other books.