I'm having trouble with the villains in ALPHA, BOOK 2: WAYWARD SON.
Not in regards to what I want them to do, but in trying to make them as believable as possible.
As I said in last week's Progress Report, I'm at a crucial juncture in the book.
Chapter 8 did not pass muster with either my friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader Nancy A. Hansen nor myself.
So because of the villains, I'm rewriting Chapter 8 once more and tweaking Chapter 7 accordingly.
No matter what their objective(s) and how they go about obtaining them, a villain's motives should make sense, at least to themselves if no one else.
After all, there are plenty of instances through (entertainment) history where the hero didn't figure out the villain's dastardly plan until right near the very end, before racing to the rescue while risking life and limb in the process.
|A black hat today|
And if that isn't bad enough, Alpha has to stop <???> from <???>, or else <something really bad>!!!
I'll have it all worked out in time.
|Conalaric by Marc Guerrero|
I better get back to work.
See you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
21 September, 2014