I have a better grasp of where I want to go now than I did yesterday. I spent a few minutes today writing down the motivations for the three factions involved in this story. Essentially my protagonists get involved in a much larger struggle they know nothing about. At first I just had some vague idea of these antagonists being... well antagonists. I needed to know more than that, so I wrote a few sentences about what was motivating them, and that actually helped create some additional conflict in the story.
The thing is, my protagonists don't know why they were hired, it's not their job to know why. But once they find out why (because what is the fun if they don't know) then it will impact how they react to the antagonists. It should make the later portions of the book more interesting since one group of antagonists is actually trying to protect people and the protagonists are actually getting in the way without knowing it.
And my characters did their first bit of off roading today. I had originally planned for a dialogue scene in a club. But things went awry and it turned out to be a dialogue scene in a bed with naked characters! Wow. Didn't see that coming!
Anyway, a good night of writing, but it did feel like I lost some steam as I started the next (unplotted) chapter.
Writing music for this run:
- Carlitos Way (soundtrack suite) - Patrick Doyle
- Hard Rain (soundtrack) - Christopher Young
- Priest (soundtrack) - Christopher Young
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes (soundtrack suite) - Patrick Doyle
Final word count: 7531