One day later than planned, we spent yesterday driving about South County – Peacedale, Wakefield, Kingston – thinking about The Starkeeper, looking at houses, fixing place in my head. I'd not been down there since last autumn. At the public library in Peacedale, I made a couple of pages of notes. Reaching back to 1978, when the novel is set.
I think I found the name of my protagonist yesterday. I think his name is Jude. Unless her name is Jude. Unless their (singular) name is Jude and Judith, depending. Unless it's twins. Yeah, I'm at that all-is-flux stage.
“When you begin a novel you are in a state of unlimited freedom, and this is alarming.” ~ Iris Murdoch