The A-ha Moment

I’m home sick today with a head cold. Which is a pain in the butt but could be worse. On the plus side, I had an excellent writing critique group meeting last night.

I submitted a chapter of the novel I’m writing to be critiqued, and it was well received. However, a question was raised. It was a simple one. What does your main character want? What is his main motivation? Because the motivation here just isn’t quite enough.

And there at the meeting I had a bit of an a-ha moment of how to raise the stakes of the story while keeping my novel premise. And I also feel like this added motivation is enough to motivate me to press on and finish this story. Once I feel better, of course.