The story of Icarus is probably one of the more well-known Greek Myths – stemming from the Minator. Icarus’ father designed and built the Minator’s maze/labyrinth, and as such he and his son were imprisoned in a tower. To escape this punishment, he designed two sets of wings made of wax, one for himself and one for his son, Icarus. When they escaped Icarus was warned not to fly to close to the sun, or the wings would melt and he would die… which, being a story wouldn’t be interesting if there was a happily ever after, Icarus flew too close to the sun and incurred the wrath of the sun God, the wings melted and Icarus dropped to a watery death as father and son flew over the sea. Or, at least, that’s the jist of the story.
In 2009 Nuri and I wrote Saving Icarus a story with a really intense plot for NaNoWriMo 2009. We took half a novel – two separate strands of the same storyline – and brought them together.
Nuri, being the most awesome friend I’ve ever had (and probably will ever have ^_^) got the finished story published, and gave me a copy for Christmas/Birthday when we met up the other week. And we agreed that we would continue to develop the storyline and make it intensely awesome. So today I went though the start of the storyline with Hannah Pepper and began putting post-it notes around the book of where I want to improve – which at the moment is everything. There are so many plot threads that I didn’t complete, or develop… what was a 50,000 word novel could well turn into 100,000 word novel. It has that potential. And like everything, it’s something that just needs attention. Even if I only devote an hour to it a week, it’s more than nothing. And it’s something that I’m going to do, and hope that Nuri can do the same :)
Think that’s all for now.
Signing off from these things is always difficult.