Yes, I'm writing. Not much, but almost 1000 words.
Thanks to a writing buddy sending me an email today with a list of questions, a few things clicked together and I finally see.
I'm a visual writer, but that is probably not surprising since I recently posted a bunch of old animation stuff, like story boards, etc. I see the scenes play out, I watch the characters interact, I pay attention to the body language, the dynamics between them.
Every person has different body language, and so do characters.
Most of the time, we don't pay attention to our own body language unless we're controlling it, doing something on purpose, or not doing something on purpose. Jay only thinks about his own body language when he's trying to read the situation, and manipulate it to his advantage.
Two problems with that. Kell doesn't speak much, and her movement is very stop-start. I don't mean she's jerky, I mean either she's very still, or she's in motion. There isn't much in between with her.
Now, those are problems both for Jay, and for me.
But I have a better picture of Kell's movements now. It's too hard to link back on my phone, but when I posted the first couple bits of raw, first-draft writing, there was mention of her fluidity of movement.
Want a new snippet? It's from a 'floating' scene that is further ahead, so far unconnected to what I've written in order...
Tell me what you think of her, based on how she moves. Yes, total first-draft, no editing yet. Critiques are welcome of course, as usual: