I’m in the middle of redrafting an Epic Fantasy called Book of Secrets, I realized I was missing something. After the mid-point I had this list of things that the man POV character did, but they felt author driven and not character driven.
Trying to link them together I kept having this phrase pop in my head. HTF. How the Freak did Joshua get here? Or to say it differently, what motivated him to make the choices that led him to this spot.
Because of asking these questions and aligning them I’ve had to cut two scene that I really love. They have a magic fight and a leprechaun at a Gala that resulted in a side quest. (Every book needs that. 😉 )