I haven’t accomplished much on the story in the last two months, but the last couple of weeks have been interesting.
I’m going through each character and working out more of the details, more of the plot on an individual basis. First, I go through the story and write down everything I run into for that character. Second, I write an informal bio sheet for the character. It delights me to discover so much about the characters, just from the things I wrote about them. “Aha! This person knew what was about to happen!” “Aha! This person didn’t!”
So far, one of my bad guys has been motivated by a sense of order, another by sheer loneliness, and a third by self-centered immaturity. Loneliness is a terrible thing. I think the main bad girly has the same problem, that.