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12:07 pm

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.

12:18 pm

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