…just fell into place. Now I’m not fighting him any more, but it means some rewriting (but not too much, whoo hoo, because the key emotional elements are already there.) This was one of those things that you KNOW is there, lingering in the back of your head regarding motivation, and you KNOW something is missing, but you just can’t put your finger on it (probably because I can’t stick my finger through my skull).
And at first, I was kind of pissed at my brain. I was like: you couldn’t have figured this out BEFORE there was only 10 days left until deadline? Then I realized: much, much better before than after.
Now, time to whip that bad boy into the hero he needs to be.