See Drat — Wrong Computer. I spent a few minutes fussing around because I could not find my map.
When I got home, I searched the other computer and found a few things:
The map (Yay!)
The other map. (What?)
Some outline notes with another character spread throughout the Initiation phase of the Hero’s Journey. (Wait. What?)
This is "too much of a good thing" kind of awkward. It’s beyond one drink too many, and into throwing punches around and preaching from a chair. It’s the kind of throwing back shots and shouting “Woo!” good times I wish I didn’t have.
What was I doing? When did I write this? And who’s the other guy?
Why do I have a banging headache?
Why does the mage take up a beggar? And when?
And — super important — what’s the payoff?
Frantic global search through the outline and…
We’ll be taking that as self-note. I’ll be going back four chapters to fix this before going forward again.
Stakes. It’s all about having stakes on the table, that are life-or-death for someone. That’s who the other guy is. That’s why there’s a wrong map and a right map. And why the right map has stages of the hero’s journey instead of village names.
Enough griping. Back to work. Need to find a place for the new guy.