The idea I did use, pretty much came in one single burst. If not every aspect, than enough of the plot and the major points that the rest was just minor tweaking. This was probably the major problem with it. Usually, when I write, my stories are very character driven. I tend to have vague notions of what should happen, but once the characters get going, they can derail the action, or simply react to it differently than what I'd originally planned. Aside from some superficial characteristics, I didn't have a good feel for either Courtney or David, and I think it prevented any real identification with either.
On the other hand, I do still like how I incorporated the theme. Mostly because I'm unsure if it's real or not. On the one hand, David could have been just creepy, on the other, maybe Jessica did possess Courtney. Courtney's protests don't mean that it wasn't true.
All in all, even if the story wasn't entirely successful, I think the effort was something for me to learn from in that I have to be wary that when working on my usual weak points (plotting) not to neglect my usual strong ones (character). Also, I should maybe stray from restaurant scenes, they're a bit too signature for me.
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