I am writing a story about the Brothers of the Zodiac, and, surprisingly enough for me, I just can't get into it. Here's the plot:
A great bullfighter in ancient Sumer is tasked by the Lady Ishtar to kill Gilgamesh, who insulted her. At the same time, he falls in love with a slave of Gilgamesh's household, and loses sight of his actual quest in an attempt to get and keep that love.
So where am I stuck?
Right now I had him meet the slave. But as I wrote it, it didn't come across. I wasn't feeling it. I'm not feeling it for this character at all. I'm probably going to write a backstory on this guy, to try and get an idea of who he was before Ishtar found him and brought him back to life.
I can sense Scorpio (Gurtab), and Allul (Cancer). This is one of the first times that I cannot get into a character. The other time was during NaNo, when I created Alyson. I ended up telling people what her deal was, as opposed to showing them.
Look forward to seeing backstories on these guys first.