The sheer speed and insanity of my NaNoWriMo writing has blocked a few important things from me mind. Goals.
No, not MY goals. I get the whole 50,000 words in November thing. I’m on track with that goal.
My CHARACTER’S goals.
I’m a firm believer in every character having a goal. Well, every main and semi-main character anyway. The waiter who brings a cup of coffee to your MC does not need a goal… other than to get the coffee to them safely.
My characters just started DOING things…. like unruly teenagers when their parents are away. I forgot that they needed goals, and that they have to work toward their goals all the time.
If my characters DO have goals, they are beginning to lean more and more toward sex. Someone wants to have sex in this book (actually, MOST of my characters want to have sex with someone), but I think only one will end up doing the deed. And that took all of one sentence.
Anyway…. goals. You and your characters have to have some.