Problem: My story is 30 (8.5″ x 11″) pages long and I STILL haven’t gotten to the action.
Problem restated: The story is dragging on terribly.
Problem at core of problem: I’m not really sure what the action is going to look like.
Potential immediate solution: Write a draft of action on this blog.
Potential long-term solution: Reread Emily Rodda’s books, looking analytically at them.
Insight into said problems: I am making my stories TOO character-centric. Time to stop thinking that way.
Things I want to include as they discover the land:
- New dresses for all in the Village
- Determine a place to sleep
- Determine the purpose of the Secret Garden (it worked in the game, but it really had no true meaning)