I’ve been stuck for over a week on a transition point. No clue what happens next. So, let the story percolate and it occurred to me that my protagonist’s stakes aren’t high enough. She’s too comfortable, passive. She’s sitting there awaiting rescue! Ugh!
Solution: enhance the background, up the stakes and cause calamitous anarchy!
Btw, I have another warren of plot bunnies brewing in the background. Inspiration for one is the writing forums I belong to, and jarring loose an idea I’ve had in my head for years belongs to a game and a favourite TV series. The rest of the warren remains quiet — ish.