Had to take a step back and review my outline as I wasn’t thrilled with the development of the antagonist. As a result, I worked the ‘What if’ to death and created some opposing forces, disagreements and clash of principles that will create havoc throughout the story to raise the stakes.
Afterwards, I amended my outline and designated ‘pressure cooker’ conflicts—humps and obstacles— between a few of the characters. After, I was able to get some writing done.
I have a feeling that I will be doing this (reviewing my outline) a few more times given that I rushed it. But that’s alright. No one’s holding a gun to my head. Still, I refuse to become lax even though my word count today is a measly…. Nope, I’m not telling!