What’s the big idea? What do you think is going to be the climax of the story?
I rarely know, but I always have a feel.
Something will happen on a lake.
It has something to do with a flood.
She has to get away from her mother.
She’s sick and tired of the way her community is.
Her grandmother will never be the same again.
Mom won’t come home after all.
Once I have an idea, I write toward that. As I write, I see how my character will connect to the climax. I see what she needs to do to get out of the predicament I’m going to put her in. I see if she’s the wrong gal for the job.
Knowing where to drive the car helps.
So? What is the highest moment of tension for this new story of yours?