As I was working the other day, I ran out of steam. I thought perhaps a rest might be a good idea. Took two weeks away from the book only to find that actually, a rest wasn’t the problem.
Not enough conflict was holding me back.
There are so many things to keep track of in a novel when you’re building it that it’s hard to remember to ensure the characters hardly ever get what they want. So now I’m going back in and doing a little surgery, putting in a bit more conflict. Which is also helping me feel closer to the characters.
To work, to work.