Geez, That Was Powerful
Chapter 21 and the first part of 22 just gushed out on the paper with a flood of emotions I wasn't expecting. This character-based approach to writing is very different than plot-based, that is for sure. I was tossed about in the images and emotions right along with the characters. My original plan went out the window as the characters took over. Wow. I cried a number of times during the writing, and I still cry when I reread certain passages.
This also changes the direction the story was heading by a number of degrees. I am totally happy with the change though. Whoosh! This story is shaking me up and spinning me about, but I'm enjoying the ride!