Pep talks always come right when I need them!
I'm referring to Aimee Bender's pep talk recently (here because I can't link properly http://www.nanowrimo.org/node/3874221 )
where she talked about having an anthill show up in the middle of a grocery store. Even though the writer maybe hadn't planned having an anthill show up if they let that plot play out it might take their novel some where better.
Yesterday my MC threw an absolute tantrum for 2000 words over food. FOOD! REALLY I don't know why she wanted too and it wasn't like her at all but at the end she stormed out. I don't know where she's gone too or what happens next. It was amazingly fun to write though. In the past however many words I've just been loathing my novel but that temper tantrum was the most fun I've had so far. And today when I sat down to write more my novel somehow ended up being closer to what I had at first wanted it to be. And I'm liking my MC a lot more now because she isn't so boring, she's someone who likes to throw irrational fits over mundane food (read: sad burritos)
Anywhoo I don't know if I'll finish. I know I'll keep trying. But that little anthill moment of mine was a definite moving forward point for me. So let your story run away with you!
/end motivational speech moment :P----------