My word count for today was inspired by one simple word.
Oubliette. A form of dungeon which is accessible only from a hatch in a high ceiling.
Ever watch The Labyrinth? Hoggle and Sarah get stuck in an oubliette.
I put my main characters into an oubliette 1/4 of the way through the book. I didn’t have this in the outline, but for some reason that little vocab word stuck in my head and I decided that putting my characters inside of one of these things, making up a reason for them to be there, and a way out which would reveal something about one of the characters was a clever way to knock out a few thousand words today.
I better go write them!