HOWEVER! I've at last found a way. I've abandoned my novel for the moment and am concentrating entirely on getting this character's act together. I tried writing up his past (everything that happens before the novel begins) in a story form, told in first person, but that went awry too. So I'm doing it my favourite way:
- Using bullets to separate ideas
I'm now ready to go through every single scene in the book between him and the first person and make notes on what HE is thinking, what HE does between these scenes, what HE knows and she doesn't. When I'm done, the novel will at last have its sails.