My character, the middle sister Lizzie, doesn't really like sex and is obsessed with figuring out how to turn things into gold , when who should appear but a dazzling creature named Elric.
He's dazzling, but I'm not sure where they're going next. It's the way of stories -- I'm about a third of the way through and I'm stuck. It's that wretched point when you've introduced your characters, set the scene, set up the main narrative question or quest, and now you have to kill time before the good stuff happens.
Of course the answer to that is to make good stuff happen immediately. The question is, what good stuff is that?