Or rather, I’m not.
I have no conflict, and I can’t figure it out. The characters in my WIP have met, gotten over their initial distrust, and are very happy. Each time I try to throw something at them, they shoot me annoyed looks and then go right back to what they were doing. Sometimes they even say “That’s just plain stupid.”
I know I have to have conflict. I’ve read The Writer’s Journey. I’ve read Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. I’ve read the Writing the Breakout Novel.
I know I have to have internal conflict and external conflict. I know!!
But when your characters won’t cooperate, is it time to type “The End” and move on to something else?