Well, in spite of compulsive convention watching, the Daily Show, and two days of poorly spaced naps for the kiddies, I did complete an outline for the story that has been haunting me.
The big problem has been deciding whose story it is. I think/hope/want it to be the mother's story, but the daughter knows things that the mother doesn't. Things I want the reader to know. I think 3rd peson omniscient is too distancing from both of them, and I want to go with the mother's perspective... but I don't know.
Given that no one will probably ever read it but me, I'm going to forge ahead with the mother, and change it or add a viewpoint change later if that seems right. The technicalities of writing are more challenging that I expected. I have always thought of myself as a skilled wordsmith, with the storyteller in me requiring a bit more assistance.
I'm finding, though, that fiction writing is vastly different from the essays, grants, and even a bit of poetry I have written in the past.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the challenge, but it's definitely different.
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment