It's a frustrating place... dreaming of worlds and lands and peoples and wars and stories but being stuck in a place in my book that is less exciting. I have learned so far that the best thing to do is paraphrase certain events and then eventually come back and work them out. In fact in this way you can add to the unity of the story (in my opinion). Despite that I know where the story is going to end up and I know the larger details of the trip, specifics are more 'shoot from the hip' at times and to keep them from being arbitrary, it is important to look at them as a whole.
That said; I'm sick of the wretched Mers! Ready for the Uergatas!