Work on TCoFR novella continued. Yes, that’s another new name, but that’s what planning is for and why I use initials until I’m committed. I now have 4,270 words of character and story arcs. But I can’t go much deeper until I detail more of the characters and who they are, where they came from, etc. Character motivation needs to drive the plot forward. Still, I have some heart wrenching twists and betrayals that are falling into place nicely.
Tomorrow I will focus on characters, particularly the antagonists. There is no single evil presence in this story; just people driven by their own needs and desires. Some align with one group, others align with another, and some are just left to fend for themselves. I’d like to think someone could read the story from anyone’s point of view, but one of the two alignments is a little too greedy and blood-thirsty for me to root for.