Circling back

So I am working away on a few sekrit projects and one has been going slowly. Which means there’s a problem. It ALWAYS means there’s a problem though we writers like to go with the denial of said fact and try to to push through more time than not.

And just like there’s always a problem, the answer to said problem is often the same.


Stop being nice to the characters. Stick their toes in the fire and then throw some more branches on the flames. Poor characters. I swear I like my characters (which is why I end up with this problem, I don’t want to be be mean to them) but apparently that doesn’t matter. The story demands I put them through the wringer again, so here I go, circling back to fan the flames hotter and organise even worse things waiting in the wings for when they manage to fight free from the flames. Again. I wonder if this lesson ever sticks?


  1. I think your first problem might be with your spelling!!!


    It did it’s work & caught my attention. Smiling all the way.

  2. Hi! I’ve just finished reading Shadow Kin and LOVED it. Can’t wait to read Blood Kin. I know what you mean about hurting your main characters. I have a post-it note on my monitor that reads: How could this get worse? But it’s hard. I feel like a bully when I throw my characters against walls.

  3. ParadoxTremors (Randy)

    I just finished the Shadow Kin and was totally blown away. I can’t wait for the next one. Keep on writing and I’ll keep on reading. Have a good one!

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