One problem area down; at least roughed. Four more to go.
…I’ll spare you the air-turning-blue level of swearing I feel like doing. This small bit was hard.
In part because – well. Mobs. Very scary phenomena. But given the circumstances the bad guys were setting up in the book, and had been setting up for years, there was going to be mob violence. The bad guys were counting on it.
Meaning I had to research that. And then try to write it, using just enough details to get the point across without, hopefully, glorifying the whole horror of it.
Because what people can do when they get into large angry groups and stop thinking is purely terrifying. Give me a vampire or werewolf, any day. Those you can fight.
The only way I got through this was to bribe my bunnies with Shiny Ficstuff. I swear.
Note, if you plan to bribe your own bunnies, follow through. Nothing will kill off the bunnies faster than “oh, you got this bit of work done? Then let’s do some more.”
Nope. If you bribe the bunnies – “Do X work, you get Y shiny anime ep” – then you darn well better give ’em what you promised. Because you have to believe in yourself to write. And part of that belief is, well, integrity. Even if the only one who knows what you promised is you.
Give your work integrity, and everything else will follow.