It seems that I have fallen into the same trap I see too many other SOL authors in:
I like my characters too much.
Its not that I cant put Adam into an adverse situation. My outlines clearly dictate that he be there.
The problem, as it turns out... is getting him there.
I continue to plug away. I've made more progress in the last month than in the last half of '15. If I can get past this last hurdle, I may be able to start posting by late spring.
Also of note, I have updated my profile; I no longer accept anonymous messages. Its not that I'm getting anonymous hate mail, but quite the opposite-- I get too many complimentary messages that ask questions, and if they're sent anonymously I can't reply!