Have you ever noticed how life can get tough with the slightest disruption to routine. I have a nine week old. Disruption #1.
I have some funky cold/sore throat/ear thing. It wakes me in the middle of the night and keeps me up. Disruption #2.
My husband is traveling for work, leaving me a single parent. (My hats off to those of you who take that role every day!) Disruption #3.
Yet, my responsibilities don't lessen. I still get to put on all of my hats and juggle all my jobs. It's just the way it is.
I've been working on a proposal that still feels flat to me. And I think it's that there isn't enough conflict. The heroine doesn't have enough disruptions going on in her life at the same time. Now my job as the creator of the story world is to wreck some serious havoc in her life. And the Hero's. It seems mean, but if I don't compound everything going on in her life, then you as readers won't stay engaged.
So I'm off to create some disruptions. Some major disruptions. In her life.