Just wanted to make sure this is an okay Action driver (it’s my Third Story Driver aka midpoint):
- A bunch of college students think they’re being recruited for jobs at an exclusive country club, but they’re unexpectedly taken up into low earth orbit, then told to skydive without parachutes.
- They have to choose whether to jump or not. Those who don’t jump, won’t be recruited into the club (which it’s now obvious is a lot more than your average country club).
- The three major characters argue over whether to jump. Eric tries to hold Jess back from jumping, but pulls her glove off by mistake as she falls. The glove is a crucial part of her anti-grav suit, so Devin and Eric immediately jump to save her.
I think it’s okay because being taken up and told to jump is an Action, which drives the Decision of whether to jump. Then, there’s an unpremeditated Action when Jess’s glove comes off that forces the immediate decision to go after her.
I was a bit worried that there’s some focus on the choice of whether to jump, but I think it’s okay because that Decision is driven by the previous Action.
(I’m pretty sure this is the midpoint in my 2-Act structure because everything changes after this, and you can really see the Bump from Becoming beforehand to Conceptualizing after.)