There is no entry this week for one reason: I don't have an outline for Chapter 8 for how to go where the story is at the moment to where I know I want to be in chapter 9 and going forward.
Its not that I painted myself in a corner as the character Kirith is exactly where I want him to be; I just can't get the right words in my head to move it forward. I have several ideas, but they each seem incomplete and I'm hesitant to commit to two or three weeks to do them all. But I might have to or the transition to the next phase of the story might seem abrupt.
So I need another week of spare time to think on it.
For those unsure where I am going, the combined Fiction Friday series has been about taking a young idealistic individual with a black and white view of the world and his place in it and stripping those preconceptions away from him one at a time. The total character arc is now at its nadir, the character feels broken and lost with nothing but wealth as a goal. Now I can start to rebuild him as something new... not necessarily better, but new.
This is the point where comments would be most welcome :)
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