May 4th, 2009

dripping pen

The first step is admitting you have a problem

It's a craft question. ::sigh:: No sooner do I tame one writing fault, when another leaps up to take its place.

Here's today's dilemma. My WIP is a quest-type urban fantasy. Act II, the entire middle of the book, is a race against time to accomplish several things, sometimes things in conflict. Hero wants to rush to the authorities and report the drug lords. Love Interest wants to take them down himself, but first he would prefer to be changed back to human. Great premise, eh?

Except... even though I occasionally have the current POV holder thinking, "We've got to hurry!", the entire thing reads like a casual stroll through the park.

How do I add that old action-adventure-y edge-of-your-seat feel? Suggestions? Book recommendations? Help?