Posting an excerpt every day is still my biggest motivation to continue working on the novel. Finding a passage worth of an excerpt is still just a difficult, but saving the blog-posting duty for the next morning is less of a distraction, and it helps me to warm up for the day ahead.
Yesterday I just let my main character spew a bunch of exposition.
“I can’t choose either side. The Aetherists make a good argument for why I belong with them, but it seems like it would be a betrayal of my family if I did renounce the Kirch.” It dawned on her that she was in a unique position in all of history, and shouldn’t squander the opportunity to use it to her advantage. “And maybe that’s the point. Taking a side, either side, shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing choice.”
I am frustrated by the fork in the road. She should choose a path, stick to it, and explore the consequences. I just haven’t decided which path will make for a more interesting story. Perhaps I need to write both alternatives. I blame this on my being a Libra.
p.s., The proper nouns are placeholders, subject to revision. I’m trying too hard to avoid the terms from our own religions, but it’s rather obvious that it’s the same dichotomy.