I just realize something pertaining to this character that I’ve named Demetrius, but also Nicholas too.
When it comes to Demetrius (my MC), I am ALWAYS starting the story him at a party or something along those lines.
Demetrius is an odd case I simply do not know how to start his story without revealing too much about him in the beginning.
It is always in the same pattern; Demetrius is at a party that his family are hosting, he grows bored and bitter, his friends arrive to the party to end the boredom, a flirtatious noble heiress and her sister both tries to get with Demetrius, and his siblings insult him along with his friends while his parents show their strict side.
It is hard for me to start Demetrius’s story properly.
Now, onto Nicholas who is a royal just like Demetrius. The only difference is with him I always start with him looking off his balcony at his kingdom falling into pieces. Then his younger sister comes to tell him something which involves a Kenorlandish prince named Edmond.
You see Demetrius’ empire invaded Nicholas’ kingdom years ago and so there are some Kenorlander who are living in the nation. Norboria (Nicholas’ nation) is a dominion of the empire and the Norborian lost most of their rights, freedom, culture, and traditions thanks to Kenorland.
Another thing is that Nicholas’s parents who were the monarchs of the nation betrayed their country to side with Kenorland for profit and because they are cowards. They were killed off. Even though Nicholas and his sisters still has a “royal” title but they can’t do anything to save their homeland. Not only that the Viceroy of the Norboria who is the Kenorlandish Prince named Edmond is doing everything.
Well, not really because he find that sitting on his fat ass, harassing Nicholas’ sisters, and causing the nation to fall even deeper into the pit of despair is more enjoyable.
TL;DR: Demetrius’ story begins with him at a party while Nicholas’ story begins with him world falling a part.
Now, Nicholas story makes the most sense, but even that is lacking to me in some way and I keep going to that situation.
Any thoughts on this “problem”? How do I go about this? I am tired of this constant rut.