What I was doing was…

Zeroing in on what my screenplay protagonist most wants and having a go at defining their character arc. Ended up with something that doesn’t neatly chime with the theme I landed on earlier, but wrote a whole bunch of stuff about the possible rules and tone of the world with reference to other films (Labyrinth meets Andrea Arnold anyone?) It helped to follow my thoughts where I was excited to go, not where I thought I should, and I know I’m excited if I keep asking ‘what if? Okay and then what if? Ooo, and then what if?’ I feel excited by the random mix of ideas and can see how they could fit together and am wondering if I’m any closer to being clear on what the core of the story is. I’m taking a break from this project for a week or so, then will do some more thinking.