So I’m setting up a sequel to my novel, (which is in the hands of a publisher now, under consideration) but I need to make sure the domains were right in the previous one, since I want the same domains at least, in the sequels.
As I wrote and revised book one, I struggled over and over about the distinction between the MC and Protagonist in my novel, and how that would determine the domains. I’m still not sure I finished it according to theory.
If the MC/Protagonist is on a secret search for something and must remain covert in order to accomplish that–is that the OS or MC? The OS people have abducted her family. But the OS moves forward unknowingly, like a machine moving in its attempts to “squash the little guy,” making things worse for the MC/Prot in her search.
Her personal goal changes to be simply survival…so that she can find them, and others who are lost. Surviving, she learns and understands and does and obtains.
By midpoint, she has to set aside her search because the OS story pulls her in–and by the end of the trilogy, by solving the OS problem, she resolves that angst of wanting to be reconciled with her family.
Writing it like this, it sounds like book one is an MC failure plot (bad). But it’s not because she has become more enabled to finalize her search.
So is (alternately) the OS her search for her family? Which has activity, which is stagnant/situation?
In Hunger games,
Ultimately, that’s sort of my story, too. But I can’t separate her SEARCH from the fact that the OS people took her family.
Is MC in Activity or Universe?