I was thinking about my current wip last night (instead of sleeping. Bad Jackie!) and realised, abruptly, that I had forgotten a vital part of the conflict: the why.
What do I mean? Well, my heroine is a very driven lawyer and my hero is a very driven mountain climber. So far so good. But I haven’t explained why she likes law and why he likes climbing mountains. Problem? Oh yes! Their conflict revolves around neither of them wanting to give up their dreams (or what they think are their dreams) for a relationship, so having an explanation about why their dreams are so important to them would probably be a good start right? Argh! It’s quite a basic thing but I forgot totally about it. In my defence it is a manuscript that I am rewriting, using all the feedback from M&B that I’ve been given so far. Retro-fitting so to speak.
Anyway, now I have had this breakthrough, I’m hoping the rewriting will get easier. At least that’s the plan. The only other worry I have is that it’s turning out to be quite angsty. Remember how soon is soon? Well, how much angst is too much angst?