Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More on the Antagonist

My bad guy just pulled into the parking lot. He and my main character (MC) are about to meet and I'm all atingle just thinking about it.

Wouldn't you know it, but Writer Unboxed has another post about the antagonist, but this time Therese Walsh talks about the contagonist. This character is similar to the antagonist, where they try to prevent the protagonist from accomplishing their goal, but different in that they only want to delay the inevitable. They don't want to stop him. I know it sounds a little confusing; please read the link for a better explanation.


Yesterday Ibis and I went to my friend's house for a pool day/BBQ. The party was almost a bust when the sky opened up for a two-hour rainstorm - almost. The host and her boyfriend ran to the pool and madness ensued. All eight of us became kids again - diving, flipping, and canonballing into the pool. Two of the dogs even joined the fun.

It's always in the 90s here so the rain wasn't cold and the pool felt like a sauna. It was pouring so hard that I had to shield my eyes just to see ten feet in front of me. We only had one injury - rain + slippery tiles tend to do that - but after a little ice, she was fine.

I planned to elaborate a little more but today is turning into a migraine day. And I didn't even drink, grr. I'm going to lay low the rest of the day and hopefully get some writing done. I can't wait to meet my bad guy.


Jen said...

Contangonist, eh? Interesting concept. Hmmmm.

Thanks for the linky...I'm gonna go check it out!

Melanie Avila said...

You're welcome.

I think this post got skipped by most people. I usually get some kind of comments! Hmmm.

colbymarshall said...

I don't know how I missed this one, Melanie, but I am thinking you are right. Anywho, I hope your head is better and you're back to writing some good (um, bad) scenes for your bad guy!

lostgirl said...

I like the contagonist idea.. awesome on sharing the link.

And you really do have the best stories. I was almost expecting it to have been you that played slip n slide on the pavement.. LOL so good job on the accident free afternoon.. :D

Melanie Avila said...

I almost forgot - Ibis wiped out at the end of the night but seems ok.

The funniest was watching the animals slide all over. They were running through the house because we were being so rambunctious, and they toppled over at every corner. Chihuahuas and cats all over the place!