NaNoWriMo Day 20

Today’s word count: 920
Today’s writing: meandering
My energy level: worn out (I had a busy day)

Despite my healthy word count, it looks like it's still a long way to the other side of those mountains

Once again, I followed my policy of writing something, even if it isn’t a lot. I’m still ahead of the game with my word count. The only problem is that my story is floundering. Everyone is on the road with a destination in mind, but they are all headed in different directions and I have no idea how to get them all to the same place, let alone what will happen when they finally do find one another.

I’m pretty sure I need to make everyone miserable so I can get this story moving. They need messy situations that have no apparent escape hatch so I can see what they do. But I haven’t got a clue what sort of messes to dump them in. Instead of doing more wandering writing tonight (which ups the word count but won’t necessarily take the story anywhere useful), I’m going to make some lists of Things That Could Happen and then sleep on it. With any luck, my muse will come out of hiding and do her stuff. She’s really good at taking a half-assed idea of mine, nailing stuff on it, and handing it back full-assed.

I just hope she’s still around to be coaxed into playing.

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