I think i know why book been slowing down. my houseguest, while really cool and nice, is super distracting. I can't focus on my story whil i'm around him. Plus, I am writing in side characters, who i don't really know that well. Ghosba is my passionate and confident side, Aido (formerly Yanzo) is my brother/Hattori Hanzo.
The new character, Aseore, is what i see myself as, if I had followed in the footsteps of my brothers in trying to impress my father. He is that part of me that always wanted dad's approval, except fully manifested. I don't really know him that well, as I haven't really listened to him (i did early in life, but after that, i threw him to the wayside). But he is still interesting to me, like someone I've never really got to know. He isn't saying much to me, but that's probably because we haven't talked in a long time. I need to meditate and speak to him in depth.
Ghosba is such a cool character, because he has a good, kind heart, but his past is so twisted and tragic that he has built this violent, vengeful shell around himself. Kano, who I can't WAIT to write about, will try to break that shell, leading to unlikely romance. YEAH!
Just a question, is it bad form if I skip a chunk and get to the part I really wanna write about? Or should I stick it out, let the story write itself, so when I go back and change things, which I'm already starting to do, i don't have to revamp an entire plotline? Grrrr.
Stuck on the antagonist, Lady Ugatha. I don't want to be boring and make her like 1960's villain with no substance. I want readers to understand her. But She is the type of person who commits evil to further her own ends, and she enjoys it. That is so far out of my realm of understanding, I don't know where to draw inspirations from. Any suggestions would be useful.
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