Blowing Off the Cobwebs
Yes, I am still alive. Not all my characters are, however. But then again, isn't that my job? ;-)
I stopped blogging for a while when I got stuck with what to do about the next scene in the Moonstone story. Then when I got unstuck, I concentrated on that (with occasional visits to check on my NeoPet). Maybe I was afraid that if I blogged about it, I would get stuck again. I dunno. I got re-stuck now and then anyway, so I don't know if it would have made a difference.
Here's an update. I was at an impasse (that's a fancy way of saying I was stuck) about how the enemies were going to attack my heroes' yacht and take Guy with them. (You see, Guy was supposed to help the baddies get into Brodin's castle later.) Why would they attack the ship, manage to stay long enough to free Guy, and yet leave when they could instead try to kill the main characters? On top of that, why take Guy with them, of all people? (I would have taken Moonstone and Brodin, yummy! And the captain ain't bad, either.) So finally, I stopped trying to attack the plot that way and realized that Guy had served his purpose. He had been a pain, and besides, he had tried to kill Moonstone. If that's not enough for one character to do, I don't know what is. Finally, I concocted an escape attempt for Guy that resulted in him being crushed between the hull and a cliff. Ewwww.
From there, I went quickly to the important Moonstone/Brodin scenes. Moonstone temporarily losing his voice; Brodin and Rowena staying by his side as comfort (and more after he gets it back); Brodin and Moonstone spending that special day together; Brodin accidentally killing Moonstone (eek); Moonstone's ghost coming back and doing his part to torment Brodin in revenge. Next, I get to write a scene from Moonstone's POV starting just before his death. I already have an idea or two. Look out world!