I need some inspiration. My novel is floundering. I'm not sure if I even have a plot. It feels more like an exploration of characters whom I don't know. Last night I resorted to writing a scene in which my main character is being reprimanded by her English teacher for having a convoluted story, no plot and flat characters! Nothing like writing your mood and misgivings into your character!
There's part of me that wants to start over - completely change my story - but you don't do that when you're almost at 5000 words in a month long noveling journey to the 50,000 word goal.
Can any of you help me out? How does one move a slow moving, or non-moving, plot along? How can I change the direction of my story without completely changing my story? How can I flesh out my characters and make them come alive...even in my own mind! Any advice would be appreciated.
Off I go to fumble and stumble over the noveling keyboard...