Okay, I had to laugh at something that happened while I was writing my story today, but folks here are the only ones who will get it...
I wrote this without thinking about it:
Several paragraphs later, I thought back and realized the Dramatica joke there -- the OS Response is Feeling! Hilarious.
(Note I'm pretty sure Trust & Test are part of the quad for this scene. I haven't analysed to see what the other two elements are, though Theory & Hunch feel right.)
Nanowrimo is progressing well. I'm almost at 45K and still have a week to go!
It was interesting, in another forum I noticed how other writers doing Nano were all struggling this past week with knowing what comes next -- how the next scene goes, what the twist should be, etc. Strangely enough, I had struggled with the exact same problem on the same day many of them did. But I was able to get past it really quickly by just asking myself "how do Help (OS Problem) and Obligation (OS Issue) drive and cause conflict in this scene". That one question brought forth a really cool idea that changed the motivating factors of the scene in small way, and suddenly the vague sense of "missing the point" went away. And my ideas for the scene (the one quoted from above) came together, just like that.
Thank God (and Chris and Melanie and Jim) for Dramatica, and the means to comprehend it!