Every time I write something (and I think other people can attest to the same problem), something comes up that throws me for a loop. Sometimes its a question of how to get from one point to another, and sometimes it’s a broader, novel-long issue.
One of my struggles with writing Into the Shadows has been how to show Rani’s descent to darkness without making it overbearing. What I want is to do is at once make her decisions understandable and at the same time leave readers with the understanding that what she’s doing is wrong (without shoving it down their throats, because that’s annoying).
If you were reading a book about a character turning down a bad road, what would you want to see?