It’s hard to believe, but October is half-way gone. Which means if you’re going full-throttle on NaNoPlaMo, you’re at the mid-point shift.
The thing about planning is, for me, it’s almost impossible to quantify. My beat sheet right now looks fairly pathetic. It’s less than half full, I have pages of unsolved questions and characters with frowney-faces in the notes, and I’m trying to remind myself that is this entirely normal.
So today, I’m going to focus on the mid-point shift in my story. I already “knew” what it is, but I’m going to make sure it has significant oomph. Will what the protagonist discover at the MPS propel her into doing stuff, being all hero-like, searching for the killer with renewed vigor?
I think the possibility is there, but if I don’t make a point to add to it, really think it through, then the moment could fall flat. (It might anyways, but I may as well do all I can to make sure it doesn’t!). The second half of the story is the one with gaping holes, so hopefully focusing on the MPS will help me get a lot of other things straight.
What are you doing today to make sure your planning stays on schedule?