After putting it off for a few days, with the combined advent of rain (see earlier post), I was able to tackle this difficult scene today. It was going to be necessary to do some important back story for my two main characters in conversation with another main character, but I forced myself through it and it came out really well and interesting and added some great new facets to the characters once again. Also developed an interesting technique of having interludes or interludium in Latin (though the plural may be interludus, but I’m not worrying about that at the moment) of having the narrator give some important back story and whatever else may come to mind for the character. This may be something that in future drafts may get completely changed and/or removed, but at the moment it’s working for the character and the manuscript.
And now for a sample of today’s writing:
“And the supposed ‘wiser’ and older brother, Cateyrn, angrily pushed through the bushes and fell face first into the dung pit!” Vortimer said and everyone in the tent burst into simultaneous laughter – Vortimer, Artorus, Yric, and the two guards.
“I made sure I was out in the countryside all day, running an important errand for my father. From what I heard, Cateyrn was quite a sight when he returned home to clean up. And no one had ever seen him that angry before, not even Vortigern.”
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