marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

the adult problem in a scene

Most of a work in progress solves the adult problem by having the narrator face age-appropriate problems. Only when she gets to be an adult does she face adult problems.

Except --

She's going on a trip where she has to witness something nasty and do something about it, even though it's past her skill set and rather hard at her age. And while I've set up reasons for the adults to fail -- they have to deal with something worse -- I still have to work out this one.

Tags: motives and purposes, plotting, world-building: aging and coming of age, ya books

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