I'm currently writing a fic. that I haven't updated in a sizable amount of time unfortunately, I still very much plan to continue this fic. and I do think about it every single day. My problem is, naturally, I'm not sure where to take the story and do so in a way that would interest the readers. There are several things I was planning to open up in the next chapter about the characters, their past, past relationships, characterization, new character introductions, antagonistic force rearing its head, introduction of new Pokemon, etc. But I feel as though these aspects might not have their own aura in a sense where the readers will feel really really engrossed into them 100%. Then again part of my insecurity about the next chapter also could come from my general lack of self-confidence about the execution of them, since it'll be my first time dealing with a major antagonistic force, foreshadowing them and building upon their characters and motives. I'd appreciate any criticism on what you think I should do.