I have a feeling that a lot of people have read the new chapter of The Prettiest Thing and since it was a Trevor/Joy centric chapter, not too many people enjoyed it. I am sorry about that. I know a lot of you could care less about these two characters - judging from some of the emails I got - and that you want all of the focus to be on Brett and Ella. I am sorry you feel that way. Every character I am writing, they are going to be very important throughout the story. The story isn't just about Brett and Ella finding something in one another.
It's going to be about Trevor going through a major transformation during his senior year. Every thing he thought he wanted his entire life is going to change. Same thing with Joy. Alex Dawson is going to be thinking about dating again and Brett is going to have a problem with it. Connie Scott is thinking about wanting another baby and how Nick reacts to it. Mrs. Moone is going to be helping Trevor when no one else can seem to. Brett is going to feel pressure about the scouts and Trevor's entire life is going to be turned upside down by one singular event. Ella is going to try and put herself out there to meet new people and make new friends. She will even have another boy interested in her, which will complicate even further the already delicate relationship between herself and Brett.
Every character in this story is important and every action they take is intertwined with every other character in this story. It isn't just about Brett and Ella and their hestitant love story. I can't just jump into them being madly in love when the story is only six chapters so far. Everything must be built up. The story must be set before everything starts moving forward.
Every character I have created has their own story to tell which will change everyone else's story around them. The Prettiest Thing is about a group of people with their own individual connections to one another and who will be responsible for changing everyone's lives around them in the course of a year. I am excited to write such an intertwining story and it is going to take me some time to tell it. I suppose the point of this entry is just to tell everyone is:
Every character in this story is important. Brett, Ella, Trevor, Joy, Alex Dawson, Nick Scott, Connie Scott, Mrs. Melissa Moone. And even Lyla Scott, Trevor and Ella's older sister, will come into play as well. I am creating entirely new lives out of my mind and these lives are going to be complicated and sometimes, you won't always read what you want.