On to the 9th step, our character has hit rock bottom, and like the proverbial Phoenix they have risen from the ashes.
Here's what my Mac's dictionary has to say about the Phoenix:
This is interesting. Even the dictionary suggests our character can be described as remarkable like a Phoenix.
From here, there's no where to go but up. But, as in all good storytelling, it's also all uphill from here.
Let's check into where we are. The character has turned towards hope as they've been reborn. What is is it that guides us where to go from here?