I am in process of writing an urban-fantasy mystery, and I am horribly stuck. I have lots of ideas, and I have created characters I love. I am having a hard time, though, communicating both. In trying to develop the story, when I focus on the characters, the action and story lag. When I focus on the story, I feel like I am moving my characters around a Candy Land board rather than letting events unfold truly to them.
OK, back to writing. I think I started this blog as a distraction from the doing the hard work I need to do. I have successfully parlayed research into a weekend project, I need to finish the working outline (it is at 15 pages currently; 6 chapters. I know how I want to end, I am just trying to beef up the middle with all the good stuff).