What I was doing was…

15 minutes of character problems before heading to work. Thinking about a family who feature in the story and wondering what their collective issue is and came up with an interesting route for a backstory. It is fun thinking about these characters and why they are how they are -perhaps it’s because they will only occupy so much page space that I feel liberated to make quick and instinctive decisions about them, without the deeper wrangling that is part of thinking about the main character’s story. Feeling good today and appreciating the sunshine and birdsong coming through the window as I write. Will do a little more tomorrow, but now am off to work.