And I took notes on all sorts of ideas for places for them to find along the way. So it's time to start -- well, stringing up like bead on a thread. There's no real necessary structure to the quest. Not in a place with such non-Euclidean geography. Not when they are out on a quest to find where they have to go find what they are looking for -- and the heroine's not even on that, she's doing her best to manage when being figuratively and sometimes literally dragged along.
So -- pick one. Any one. And start. I know perfectly well that once I set them in place and cement them there, I will within a few months forget that it ever could have been any other way and indeed have real trouble wrenching one free and putting it in a new place.
It still feels difficult to choose one at random and plop it down.