Okay, so I asked you yesterday to give me some character motivation. I'm paralyzed with fear that my second book will have the exact same motivation as the first. And can you say YAWN?
So I've been soul searching the past couple of days (really, like five, cuz I write all these posts on the weekend), and I turned to a post-it stuck to the computer next to me.
It's a quote from GLEE, believe it or not. I scrawled it out in red Sharpie as soon as Jesse spoke it. Because it's exactly the question you have to answer to determine your character's motivation.
When you lie awake at night, what's missing?
I wish I could answer that for Gunner right now. Le sigh. Soon, maybe. Soon.
What about you? How do you figure out your character's motivation?
PS. I'm up on the League of Extraordinary Writers today. And I'm donning a cape here...