Thoughts on “Spirit Run” – part 5

I’ve been excited to write this story for a while. I should probably mention that. But the build up to this part has been leaving me dry. Yes, there was a run-in earlier with a potentially dangerous opponent but it didn’t turn out to be a major bump in the road, if you will. However this part introduces a much more imposing enemy. How exciting, right? There’s some crazy screaming off in the distance, the barrier that the Trio made is getting rocked, and every other angel in the field of lights knows that something is up. Basically, there’s a ton of chaos happening. And I like it.

You need this kind of tension. Some foreboding angst to keep things interesting. May sound sadistic – and it could be, to a point – but every story has a good conflict. It’s a necessity for crafting any story. If it’s all rainbows and butterflies, then you are probably doing something wrong. Hence, there’s an ominous figure – a shadow – slowly creeping into the fray. What it wants and what it’s doing is still a mystery, but that’s a good thing. Any reader should know that’s it not good, whatever it is. And ironic as it sounds, that’s a positive for creating conflict in the story, a conflict that needs resolution.

There’s plenty more to do before the end, but I’m enjoying the road to see what’s next.

Till next time.