|Regrets by Claude Marie Dubufe,|
Do you ever get bogged down in the past? In the should-haves and would-haves and could-haves? How about in your writing? Do your characters do this?
I have an MC who has some serious baggage. Get a load of this: he killed his girlfriend as a teenager (got away with it), lost his mother when he was 11 (oh, and his father killed her), and now he is a detective trying make things right, but keeping all the secrets secret. So, the past is a major part of his story and my MS.
And in order to mix the past with the present and future in writing, a writer has to find balance. Is this tough for you? Is backstory getting you bogged down? What's your "formula" for balance?
*Tomorrow is guest blogger Stephen Tremp! Don't miss it. And I'll get back to Modernism sometime soon.