Anne Lamott says this about plot:
Over and over I feel as if my characters know who they are, and what happens to them, and where they have been and where this will go, and what they are capable of doing, but they need me to write it down for them because their handwriting is so bad.
I’m anxious to finish my book, and yet I seem to find a thousand ways to waste my writing time. Today it occurred to me that my right brain had sent my left brain on a mission while it worked because apparently a lot is going on over there. I’ve just “taken dictation” on a crucial scene between Jalal and his father. And Renee is standing in the wings saying, “Me next!” so I guess I’ll have to go see what she has to say.
How’s your progress? Are your characters guiding your fingers on that keyboard?