I've changed my hero's name three times this week, but at last I think I've got it right. It looks right on the page. It feels right in my head, in my gut. I like it.
This isn't unusual. I often have to write my way into a story before my characters gel. This time I've planned more in advance than I've ever planned before, but it hasn't helped the actual words on the page factor. It's still a challenge to convert the story dream to written reality. But now that my hero has a name I like, I feel better.
And he has a face. It's in a collage on my wall. And I know his future. I just has to feel my way into his present and I'll be smiling.