Quote from Mem Fox:
DO NOT assume that plot is the most important element in a story, or even the only important element in a story. Character comes first. Next comes the precise choice of words and the correct rhythmic placement of those words. Then, trouble…
Okay, so, for my work-in-progress (and I use the term loosely):
Precise choice of words? Check (well, sort of.....at least, for the few I have on paper, anyway)
Correct rhythmic placement of those words? Check (at least for the first two chapters, which I've now reread about a bajillion times)
Trouble? Um.....hmmmm.....trouble......I knew I was missing something.
Okay, I'm off to find some trouble for those characters to get into.....