I think I finally got a grip on that last scene in chapter 4 yesterday and how to give an idea of internal turmoil without a lot of navel gazing. Hoping to finish that this week, so I can move on to a very seasonal chapter 5.
The muse is being her assholey self and throwing plot bunnies at me left and right. Some of them I’m filing (hutching?) away for later use, some of them are so out of the blue that I can only give her a wtf look. Like, a Christmas story? I don’t really do Christmas stories. I got murders to plot and characters to torture. Which part of that gave you the idea I’ll write a Christmas story? Now, be a good little muse and focus on friggin’ chapter 5. (I’ll so pay for that line. )