For my conference earlier this week, we talked about changing the concept of the story a little bit. I needed to establish if this was going to be a heist story that is heightened reality, or a slice of life story that is a little bit more toned down. We also talked about having the stakes raised a little bit for the main character, so that he needs to complete the robbery or something terrible or catastrophic will happen.
As far as how my main character changes, he does something that he never thought in a million years he would do, which is stealing or robbing someone. He does it for the benefit of another person so it wouldn’t really be considered selfishness. I think the things that will influence revision for the rest of the story are excitement and understanding. I think having excitement in a heist or crime story in a main component in making the story great. I also want to coney the message of why he is stealing and have the reader really understand why the main character is doing this. I also really want to make the reader to really think about if they were in the main character’s situation, if they would do the same thing or do something completely different.