I'm still thinking about Black Moments. (And I'm still thinking about Ullapool, too. That's Canisp sending out a cloud plume)
Kate Walker says we need to make the reader worry, doubt that there will be a HEA, and the problem cannot be resolved too easily. The worst moment should be something painful for both characters. It needs to loom on the horizon, inevitable as the sun rising tomorrow. She says, tongue in cheek, that it needs to come in the right place and for her, as close to the end as possible.
I think I’m pretty close; I have only 3,750 words to go to reach my total. Is it enough? I think I’m OK with this one. I’ve been building towards the BM for quite a while and I just have to write the "coming to a head," then allow time for a nice moment afterwards.
Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Sometimes I'd rather be walking in the hills!