Today’s progress involved finally introducing my antagonist . A short scene, but moves things ahead on several levels. But it was also fun to write. Villains are always fun.
Reveling in a sense of overall wickedness. Pursuing their own sinister goal, which they consider perfectly sensible. Adhering to their rules and morals, which may go against those of the rest of us. The chance to tap into one’s dark side and let loose.
And if you can create a villain with depth and personality, all the better.
This all comes back to the recurring theme of pure, simple enjoyment. For me as the writer, having a blast during the process AND getting pages done. And if the writing part is fun, then it doesn’t really seem like work.
For whoever reads the finished product, the feeling of entering a new and exciting world. Wondering what’s going to happen next. Getting swept up in the adventure-ness of it all.
That’s what I’m striving for.