As I'm getting ready to head out to work (my paying job being that of a mail carrier), and eating my unfrosted strawberry poptart, I realized I haven't posted anything in a while. I've been thinking quite a bit about the short story that I'm writing. I feel stuck. That I wrote myself into a corner. The threat of being too broad with the theme, or going off on tangents is very strong.
Here's my problem, my MC (Main Character) has made a decision out of rage and loss to destroy the heart of an alien empire. The MC, having been created by the alien empire, is being assaulted by a mix of emotions. Some that he's feeling for the first time. He wants answers for a crime they committed, but is trying to be judicial in the process. The problem I'm having is how much information is necessary to convey this without being too lengthy. It is a short story after all.
I guess the main thing is to focus on what attracted me to the story in the first place and stick to that.