We come out of a dreamy early morning with a renewed impetus to expand our writing. It’s a great day to work on character development. What motivates them? What holds them back? How can a character flaw early in your story become an asset later on (or vice versa)? How does your character reflect the larger world and theme of your story? If they don’t, maybe you need another protagonist. You don’t need their complete life story with all the details; you just need the relevant bits. Character development is work that is well worth the effort.