Or shall I say galloping. We’re on horseback rescuing the King!
We are surprised at how tight the story is, and have diagnosed it as a byproduct of having to make quick decisions. We aren’t leaving the time for “inspiration to strike” or a good story beat to present itself. We have to quickly decide what needs to happen next, and how that can most organically stem from the characters we have. This allows our feisty hotheaded sidekick to be waylaid by injury, and our reasoned cautious one to be swept down a river with her horse. If that sounds exciting to you, I am so glad! It is exciting to us too!
Check in in a few hours (maybe even 90 minutes!!) for a treatment with more detail.