Coming up on the part of the exploratory draft where the characters are going to need to take several thousand words to just hang out and talk about where the story is heading.
It’s a first draft. So long as they keep talking, it’s all good.
Dear Character Named Alexie and Character Who Would Like To Be Named Alex,
You guys need to sit down and talk. Negotiate. Work things out.
Yes, I know. If you two were better at negotiating, this story would be very different, especially in the early chapters. Even so.
Think of it as an exercise in that growth and change thing we were talking about.
36700 / 50000 words. 73% done!