I knew I'd reach this point... I even mentioned it when I started writing this new WIP. Yes, I'm kind of stuck. Not stuck in the sense I can't write, but stuck in that I can't seem to make the story move to the next place it needs to go.
I've written 45K, some of which I'm happy with, some of which I haven't gone back to look at, and some I'm sure will get cut in the next draft, but I'm also pretty sure I should be further into the story by this point than I am. But I can't seem to make things move faster.
The book has two quite distinct parts, and where I am now, the first part is winding down, and the second part should be ramping up. Yet I can't get to the second half. I can't get Dylan and Sacha into the city alone. Sacha's parents just won't let her go. I've rewritten several scenes, trying to make them, but they are just good, protective parents who will not let their talented, innocent seventeen year old daughter go and live with her struggling rock musician boyfriend for the summer.
What's a writer to do? I can't write the rest of the book if they don't get to the city. Any ideas? Usually I kill the parents off, but I need these ones later so I can't do that in this case.