What I was doing was…

A little 15 minute sprint writing about how I can get one of the play’s secondary characters to be acting more clearly with the agency of an antagonist to my main character. Worked through some stuff to come up with some ideas for how to reshape the scenes that she is in, building on the work of yesterday to establish the specific things she wants and is trying to achieve, rather than as it is in the current draft where she is obstructive to the main character without a compelling desire of her own. It helped to ask myself a lot of ‘what if?’ questions and to look at this character’s story as a three act structure of its own with her own conscious and unconscious desires -1) how does her want manifest? 2) how does she manage her want with her deeper need? 3) how does she have to change in order to overcome her want to meet her need? Feeling like I’m getting closer to being able to rewrite actual script pages! Still a bunch more of this stuff to work through first, and it’s good to start to see what the new draft might look like (instead of the vague ‘I dunno, just… better?’)