Love The One You’re With: NaNoWriMo/NaBloPoMo day 11

Total word count goal: 50,000

Total blog post goal: 30

Today’s word count: 1,819

Today’s blog count: 12

Total words written: 21,166

Total blog posts: 12

I inched closer to the 25K mark with today’s NaNoWriMo entry. YAY! I also had fun letting the story take me in a different place: namely, two of my secondary characters, Robert and Douglas.

Robert and Douglas are a gay married couple who want children. They’ve explored surrogate mothers and adoption, and have issues with both for various personal reasons. Their involvement in the plot stems from these choices (or lack thereof), and their encounter with the physician responsible for so much havoc wreaked was fun to write.

I also enjoyed writing their interaction as they were discussing the alternative that the physician put forth to them. They bantered, discussed, argued, and were affectionate and loving. I have gay, married couples (male and female) among my friends, so I had plenty of experiences from which to draw. Robert and Douglas are somewhat opposites (Robert is an attorney, and is very logical and mindful of the law; while Douglas is a bit more laissez-faire. I haven’t yet figured out what I want his profession to be; something just as white collar as the law, but in a different sector. Perhaps an architect?). They are not polar opposites, but their differences are enough to complement each other, rather than eventually tear them apart. These differences are going to play into the plot later on: can the ethical Robert be swayed to do something unethical? Will Douglas, who is not that fond of rules, find himself adhering to stricter ones than he ever thought possible? Will either of them sacrifice his personal code to please the other?

Stay tuned. 🙂 And thanks for stopping by.


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