I’ve been stuck for a while on what to do about SP4 for most throughlines. I know what I want to happen at the end in OS, but I’m not sure how to get there and that’s just plot that has nothing to do with the PSR report sources of conflict (from what I can see. I get the impression that some people see those storybeats as predictive and meaningful, but they feel arbitrary to my story. Do people just get something that I don’t or is this normal?). I don’t know how to end other throughlines either-- my IC/Protag is the same character, so his function as the character who pushes the MC to grow seems to blend both, so I don’t feel that throughline very distinctly, and I’m not sure what the relationship is about other than it goes from friends to lovers and ends well.
Would it be a good idea to just start writing from the beginning, where the story is stronger and clearer and hope that somehow it works out in the end? Or is it a bad idea to start without all my storybeats written out and organized by act? I don’t want to risk writing myself into a dead end.