Two days ago I decided to have a go at writing a lot yesterday. It didn’t quite go to plan, but I did manage to finish the short story centred on one of the characters from my novel, and I did sort a few things in the middle section of the novel.
Back in November, when I was working on the novel, one of the problems that led me to stop writing was that I didn’t have a good enough grasp on the character Laik, a major character with a complex role in the story, whose interactions with the protagonist Fiarra was an important driver of the plot and of core importance to the theme of justice in the novel. But I just didn’t have a feel for her. I struggled with her motivations and her personality.