No matter what I write about, I can’t write something that’s not my story. It always changes to what I know, what body I walked in, how I lived.
And so it is with ZHANNA. She started out as a white character (Russian or Polish), then became black (African American) at the request of a black writer, and now she is Afro-Russian, a daughter of a black father and a white mother, because I simply can't get away from my heritage, from what I know, and I've seen black Russians suffer from very specific racism in USSR as opposed to America. Here is an article about some of their lives.
And the chapter outline is done. If you're curious, I just posted it on my Patreon. Cough up $1 a month and you get access to my daily writing madness. Thank you. I love you.