Day 78: Grindstones

In Which Our Heroine Stalks the Night

Project Title: The Mistress of Frosthaven
Genre: YA – Dark Fantasy
Words Today: 1,472
Running Total: 43,169
Scrap Draft: (V1.0 = 31,142), V2.0 = 10,788

Still really struggling with some of the plot elements I haven’t quite hammered out yet, but opted tonight (after spending the last two days in a brainfog trying to work *something* sensible out, to no avail) for some new words. They’re a bit on the rough end, and I’m definitely trying to cram way too much past info into this segment, but at least it’s forward momentum, which I desperately need after two days of plot-bog.

I suspect I need to answer some key questions about the antagonist at this point, but it feels like every question I ask just ends up eliciting about four other questions, and I’m worn out from spinning on them with no concrete progress. Alright, not no progress, but less than I’d like, and less solidly dependable than I’d like. I feel a bit like a rock climber propped up on some unsteady toe-holds, searching a blank wall face desperately for a finger-hold, but finding only too-shallow cracks or having obvious grabs snap off under the slightest shift of weight. It’s exhausting. The arms are trembling from the exertion, and I seriously need to crawl up onto a ledge to rest for a bit, but don’t see any easy ways to get to a ledge. Buh. And I can’t help thinking THERE MUST BE ANSWERS, clear, concise answers that will make my brain go AH-HA! but so far, nothing but days of static.

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