I can’t explain it.
Once again, I do the midday traffic shift and break through my writer’s block. If I could write in there every day, there’d be no stopping me. But I’ll take what I can get. I’m scheduled to do it again Monday, so who knows what will come of it?
I’ve been stuck in the section just past the overall midpoint in terms of making my protagonist (which in this case would be Lucy herself) drive the action. While I liked what I had before, she was too passive and re-active, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to really make her the engine that drives the story.
Positive news – I took one scene from before, which in retrospect was pretty dull, and turned it into a thrilling chase sequence that incorporates a minor character I thought I wouldn’t be able to use, ends with Lucy’s circumstances changed AND moves the plot and characters forward.
I love when this kind of thing happens.
Next up – Indians! Or are they? This IS a Western, y’know.
My work schedule gets a little more back to normal this week after Monday, so I’m really hoping to make some long-delayed progress on DREAMSHIP. I’ll get this thing done yet.