Some authors plot out their stories and some write as the words come to them. As for myself, I wait upon the Lord for inspiration. A week or so ago, I wrote the first two paragraphs for a novelette titled “Bitter (Baqash Origins)”.

I didn’t know the plot or the reason I’m starting a new character named, “Chris”. This morning inspiration struck me and now I know his story and how he fits into the overall story of the books.

Sometimes the minor characters in our lives can have the largest impact. I believe that this is part of his story. I know who he impacts and why.

As for the setting:

The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter. – Revelation 8:10-11