After first readers reviewed my draft, I realized that I need to tighten up my first Act. The middle of Act 1 lagged incredibly.
Physically, the MC/Pro is on a long journey. But the signposts need to be Understanding, and she can see nobody but animals and relics.
My Revelation/Conflict is
OS: Need/Expediency (Understanding)
MC: Senses/Interpretation (Past)
-->I'm needing some random ideas for how she can accomplish this part of the Understanding (the Past) when she can meet nobody.
You can imagine that "understand or past" added to being alone makes for a lot of internal dialogue, misunderstanding. The Past has been a secret, so how can she be alone and suddenly understand? Please contribute some random ideas. (She's walking through an abandoned world at this point).
My RS is alternate plot lines moving forward in other locations.
(Spin the model only gives me gists for the general SP, not for the PSR)
At the beginning of the story, during this (truncated) journey, is it Understanding in light of CONCERN or in light of ISSUE or CONSEQUENCE or any?