There is nothing on Earth for a writer the is quite like that moment when inspiration finally hits. When you've been slamming your head against that brick wall and the wall finally comes tumbling down. I have been scouring online sources, watching documentaries, and checking wikis since I decided to split my manuscript in twain. Finally... finally... I have an idea of what I'm doing.
It's actually done much more than tell me about my antagonist, I've fleshed out three other characters I didn't think I'd need to use! It's so awesome! Things are falling into place and it's such a relief.
I think the thing that always gets me about inspiration finally arriving is that it rarely stops with the thing I was stumped with. I've figured out a good amount of stuff I need to know about my antagonist and what they're going to be doing, but it's the side stuff that surprised me. So many things just started tumbling into place and now I think I might be almost ready to start plotting this bad boy out.
The fortunate thing is that I've got a quarter to half of the story written. If you haven't been keeping up with me, I'm splitting the original story of The Paladin into two books because my word count was so high. Obviously I tried my best to bring the word count down, but I ended up at a point where I couldn't take anything else out without affecting the plot. But by splitting it up, I can stretch the ultimate story out, give characters and plots some room to breathe, and let the reader get to know everyone a bit better.
So that's where I am in my writing journey. How's yours going? Feel free to share in the comments or let me know on Twitter or Facebook! Until tomorrow--
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.