A couple of days of not writing. I got all excited about the Bookbub thing. (Buy Deadfall Ridge on preorder for 2.99--it all counts on the day it is released, Dec. 18...)
I've decided these breaks actually serve a purpose--my subconscious is saying, "Wait a minute..."
So today, as I picked up my computer, I realized that I need to figure out some things. I'm 10K words in, and I like the characters and scenario, but this morning I realized it was missing a few things.
1.) I need a Big Bad--someone who is behind the Strike and the berserk robots.
2.) There needs to be an urgent reason for Ruby to get Antony to Kunlun Mountain. Some kind of time limit.
3.) She needs to be chased. The Bad Guys know who she is and what she's got.
So I need to ponder those three things. I'm not going back and rewriting what I've written. I'm proceeding as if those things were there from the beginning.
Later: Figured out that the start of the book could come with a messenger telling them these exact same things--followed by an attack. After that Ruby is on the run.