A while back, I had this random idea about a princess' discovery of a dungeon in her own castle. It didn't seem like much of a story, but I typed up the first chapter to make myself feel better. Then I shelved the project away -- not intending to ever come back to it.
But, in the past 7 days, the dungeon came alive to me. Strands of storylines and characters wound through my head. Yesterday, I had the chance to sit down and type, and I wrote nearly 5k words.
I'm at a little bit of a block today. Yesterday, after many failed attempts, the princess made it down into the dungeon. Today, she is trying to return to the dungeon, but the door is locked...again. I am not sure why the door is locked and I am working hard to find a way to get her down there. I'd really like her to be able to go down at will now. If only she could find a secret door...or maybe find the keys...or something...I don't know, but that is where I am stuck (my princess is staring at the locked door with an armful of fruit) and I just have to figure out a way to open the door.
I am having so much fun writing this one. :)
My princess is not having fun. No, I am sorry to say she is having rather a rough time of it. But that is what happens when a very sheltered princess finds out that other people are suffering and it's sort of her fault.
But...I don't want to give away too much of the story just yet. ;) So that is all that I am saying about it today.
And, you will be happy to know, I think I may have just figured out a way to get my princess through the door...I'm off to try it out!