The ideas area starting to flow again, thanks in part to my friend, Raulston’s, comments on my post yesterday.
I’ve been writing my hero as more reactive than proactive. I’ve forgotten that he lives by a different code than the code of law because the people he is fighting are unknown to the law. (This will create conflict down the road, btw.) He will take more action at catching the villains.
He also has more skills, and Raulston was quick to remind me of that. Thanks to his comments (and to a few comments from the rest of you, including Adam), I was able to get the next scenes ironed out, and I was able to get a side character, JT, more face time. 🙂
Writing is such a solo process, it’s easy to forget that we writers need each other. Even JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis had the Inklings.
Thanks so much to all of you for your comments. It makes writing less lonely!
What about you? Are any of you involved in writers groups of some type? Who do you turn to for help?