way past bedtime

a full day of everything except my own writing, today*. however, as usual, even the forced 5 minutes just now was a revelation.

tonight’s prize was insight to a more tangible and real persona for the main villain character, and a much more complex** and textured relationship between the villain and one of the rest of the cast of characters. this then spilled over into a deepening of that other character’s persona, which revealed a potential danger of cliches. however, as it’s so late and my brain probably stopped functioning effectively a couple hours ago, i can’t be trusted to determine whether these are real or imagined dangers, so i’m leaving it for now.

still, it’s progress!

* starting at 3:30 this morning because i don’t manage stress as well as i should. woohoo.

** not ridiculously complex, dear, just humanly complex.