Plot Progression: It's moving . . . I think.
40k is within my sights, but blast me if it's an easy climb.
The plan I put forward last week to get the plot into full flow wasn't exactly a raging success either.
I'm hitting a down period - I'm irritated by the inconsistencies and weaknesses in the story, the idea has lost its original novelty, and the plot is blatantly refusing to go where I tell it to. It's lurching painfully through long streams of tedium, where characters pretty much repeat everything that's been said before because I can't remember if it's been mentioned already, and I have no idea how to move them on.
Thankfully, as of this morning, I've had a brainwave and plan to kick the beastie into a higher gear within the next chapter or two. I've got almost all my important players where I want them, and everything is lined up for the main action to get rolling. Some helpful plot bunnies have made for some fascinating side plots and red herrings, too!
The only issue will be working in the other aspects of the story - the setting, the character development, and a few rather important side-plots - at the same time.
I think I can do it though. After all, there's nothing like the Sherlock Holmes movie soundtracks to put you in the proper mood for steampunk hi-jinx!
Now . . . let's start a revolution!
~ Charley R