I’m at a sticky, thorny part of this book I’m writing (aka “the middle”) and I have to set the scene for dastardly doings, but I don’t want the villain to be predictable. On the other hand, I don’t want to sacrifice one of my good guys to evil, or to bring in a previously unknown person because deus ex machina, anyone?
Hmm. Sometimes, just acknowledging this kind of dilemma is enough.
Layers upon layers of intrigue it is.