I'm 20K words into a new book and I'm having some problems. I like the idea, I like the characters and the world I'm building, but I don’t know where I’m going with this book.
I have lots of ideas for the end, but nothing feels right, I don’t yet know what the end should be. I’m not a plotter. I don’t like to know everything before starting a book, but usually about 10k words in I have a pretty good idea where the story is going. I stop and write the end, then I know what I’m shooting for. All I have to do is figure out how they get there.
This book isn’t working like that.
I feel aimless. Part of that is maybe that my character right now is aimless and doesn’t know what she wants. Part of it may be the difficulty I've been having writing due to stress the past year or so. Either way, I need a goal. I need something to shoot for, so I know how to write this thing.
What do you do with an aimless book? How do you find your goal?