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Racing back to writing

Stepping Stones Magazine is back up and running. Now I need to turn my attention to writing, namely, continue working on Racing the Rain. I finished a very rough chapter four, so now I need to go back and make sense of it all. I already started on chapter five, so I am hoping to keep the momentum going.

I’m still trying to get to know more about what Marcus wants out of life. This guy isn’t the happiest right now, and while I have my ideas why, I need to follow how he arrived to the point of wanting to end his life. I’m surprised how much writing time is actually spent thinking. I find myself doing a lot of that today.

Another character I need to spend some quality time thinking about is Cheryl Frazier. While she plays the antagonist in the story, I need to examine events that helped to shape her into the woman she is. One of the biggest traps snaring beginning writers is creating antagonists who are just bad for the sake of being bad. Cheryl didn’t blindly jump into an unhappy marriage, so what are some things influencing her life?

Once I figure out those pieces to the puzzle, I think I can better script the figurative dance between the two. I’ll let you know what I come up with as we continue the story.

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