I might call my new ms JAY, KAE & ELLE. Or SHOTGUN WEDDING. Or something else I haven't thought of yet. But for now, I will call it JK&L. Because that's what the first title sounds like phonetically, and I like it very much.
I had to fill in at work for a coworker yesterday. Yuck. But! I got to spend some downtime making notes in my journal. I worked up a complete character profile for Jay and a partial one for Kae. It was all very exciting to me.
I don't know why I started with Jay when Kae is going to be the first-person protag. (Because he's a boy and that POV feels more natural to me simply because I once wrote some other boy for 1.5 years?) But it was interesting to do so. I don't think readers are going to like him since he's a manipulative, pathological liar who will cause much angst and confusion for the MC. It was weird, though. As I was writing up the backstory that shows how he came to be like this, I really got him and started thinking, "Wow! He would be a facinating character to carry this story if I wanted to go that way!"
Which, I don't want to go that way. It was only a passing thought. But it is satisfying to know that my villain has enough depth that he could be some kind of bizarrely tragic hero if this were his story.