One of my favorite things about being a signposter (mostly a pantser, but I'll jot down some plot points and a general idea of the overall story just to make sure I'm staying on course as I write) is that when things are going well, great things happen very organically.
One such thing happened this weekend. We already have a very interesting and well-developed villain in our story (if I do say so myself), but as we are barreling through act three, I felt like there was still one piece missing. And then, in the course of writing a scene where the characters are figuring out something very important about this villain, the conversation they had created the very piece of the villain that we'd been missing. Jolene and I talked about it, and talked through what it meant for the rest of the story, and it really helped solidify where we were going.
I realize I'm being totally vague, but you know I can't spoil such important details about our fun little story before we get a chance to put the whole thing out there.
Well, I guess I spoiled one--there's a villain in it.