No writing again today. Got up at noon, failed to write anything between then and 3, at which point I went out to buy new headphones (I was slightly leery of the ones I got, as I don't generally like to buy electronics from companies I don't trust -- in audio, that'd be Bose, Polk, and Philips) but at least they weren't Sony. Anyway, they have thus-far turned out to be awesome: good sound quality at low volumes, which a lot of headphones have trouble with; noise-cancelling works well; they feel nice and don't pinch my ears against my glasses. My primary fear at this point is that they will turn out to be flimsy or powerhogs (the noise cancellation runs on batteries). After three I continued failing to write anything, getting sucked into discussions of D&D and BESM D20. Also the infinite-caster-level trick with 3.0 was kind of amusing, though I got cut off in the middle of finding out what it is. As near as I can tell, though, it allows you to make a Wizard 3/Cleric 3/Geomancer 1/Mystic Thiurge 1 with infinite caster level, all Geomancer special abilities, and the spells per day of a Wizard 20/Cleric 20.
I'm not sure why I'm so blocked on WNSO. I really have no idea what happens next. I know what happens three years from now, but I can't just skip there yet, because the characters aren't established firmly enough. I have an enormous cast to play with, a few already-existing conflicts, but really nothing involving my "main" character, which is bad, because I really want the reader to like her before I put her through the wringer. The problem is, what do I do to make her likeable? I guess I have to figure out a way to -- dammit! Now I get an idea. Okay, so I know what happens next.