Despite not getting a single word that counts the way I want it to count, I think I dedicated a good six hours to story design today. I’m happy with that. It’s one little step on a long journey but I can feel it already. It’s interesting to look at the lists of characters and remember that once Tiana and Marley were just unfamiliar, awkward names in a list, too. Somehow, if I keep working, all those names and phrases become a story, one anybody can follow and maybe even enjoy. Even though I’m the one doing the work, it still looks a little bit like magic. And it makes me think of bread dough.