Figured out what was wrong yesterday. I was concentrating too much on the nuts and bolts and forgetting about those major thematic elements that guide the story. It’s like – when you’re building a house you gotta put up all those 2×4’s first – you gotta build the structure before you lay the carpet and choose the drapes. Seems obvious, but like I said yesterday, everything is a swirl of thoughts.
Thankfully, due to a lot of the thought I’ve already put into this, hammering out those thematic elements came pretty quickly and when I did I realized part of the problem I was running into yesterday was that I was missing a character who needs to be in this story. More complications! But better for the story – yes – much better.