Kara is my protagonist. I’ve really struggled with where to begin my story. My original idea was to begin later in her life, but in trying to do my Dot and Line and Character Pre-Plan, I’ve found some rich scene ideas. I might simply have to write them to get them down on paper, but maybe not include them in the story itself.
Anyway, this is what I have for Kara:
Mother died in childbirth when Kara was very young. Mother introduced her to the worship of the Goddess Yanara.
Her father sold her and her brothers into slavery to pay off his debts.
Because of the loss of her family, Kara desperately wants to belong to a family and have security, love and a home.
She is tormented by her master’s son and develops clausterphobia as a result of being locked in a storage bin.
During the Children’s Festival, she is chosen by the Goddess Yanara to be a priestess in her temple.
She is one of the few people who can communicate directly with the gods.
Because of her own slavery, she is always kind to slaves and servants, and hates it when they are treated badly.
She is a natural “Threshold” – My muse threw this one at me and I still haven’t figured it all out yet. (Thresholds are a part of my magic system. They are things, not people, so my Muse needs to enlighten me on that one.)
As to her personality, she hasn’t been very talkative, though I managed to get a couple things. She has some of her father’s restless and reckless nature. She felt most free and alive when running wild and playing with her brothers. Though she loved her mother dearly, she felt stifled in her home. When she was young, she was very outgoing and knew all her neighbors, but her slavery changed that.