Sometimes I’ll remember overall concepts that in the moment, while writing, I lose sight of. One is putting my protagonist through a lot of shit. I’m working on something now that’s a little cerebral. A little too deep. I just wrote myself a note to remind myself while writing this deep cerebral intellectual action thriller to make sure I put my protag through a ton of shit. He’s gotta get beaten down. He’s gotta come within inches of his life. By the third act he’s gotta be so fucked up that there’s no hope he’s gonna make it. Then he makes it. Because he’s a survivor. That’s the kind of movie I want to see. Gotta keep reminding myself of the overall concepts.