Issue 10 is coming along well.But, I just looked at my page count and I realize that I might need some padding. I think that means I need a bad guy. Until now, all of the major characters and events have reflected my over-arching theme of following my creative process.

The growth and progress of the characters will mirror my own growth and progress in this writing project.

So now I find myself in a spot where in order to meet my deadline, I may need to cavalierly inject some action or some unexpected interference. Can i do this and maintain the project integrity?

Maybe the key is to devise a character who is facing external pressures (my deadline) and feels that he must take action regardless of the consequences... with no regard to what ever carefully laid plans he might be upsetting. That could work.