Approaching the mid-point of NaNoWriMo means word counts are escalating. Writers are pressing their keyboards into warp speed and rushing ahead or trying to make up ground. Either way, characters have established themselves and are starting to make all sorts of decisions to complicate their own lives.
If your writing muscles are feeling strained, and you’re beginning to doubt your direction, take Lewis Carroll’s advice: “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
If you’re feeling stalled, during NaNoWriMo or not, slide into the mantle of Carroll’s iconic character The Red Queen. Not one to hesitate nor second guess herself, The Red Queen would choose climactic action every time.
At what point in your plot arc do you tend to feel stalled?