So I started over, after my character arrives at the pole. And it's going much better. The words are flowing, and I'm casting characters in my head. The first beginning will be reworked and included later in the novel so that wasn't time lost either.
Now, a bit about the story for you: Undercover detective Jackson Frost is posing as a writer planning a piece on the North Pole, but he's really there to investigate a disappearance. Santa's right hand elf has gone missing just as they're gearing up for their busiest time of year. Jackson will uncover secrets he never would have guessed about what really goes on at the North Pole: the Claus' troubled marriage, blackmail, union issues, financial problems, a cookie smuggling ring, and possibly even murder!
Just so you know this is a humor novel. I've created an inspiration board on Pinterest (joined specifically for that purpose) and a playlist of YouTube videos to keep me in the holiday spirit. I'll post links to these if anyone is interested, and I'll try to keep everyone updated on my progress.
Happy writing, and for those not writing, happy reading!