If, in fact, that can be made a descriptive. If it can, then I suppose that what I ought to entitle this is “unennuic”, but there’s opacity and then there’s just general obstructionisticism.
Ahem. Beg your pardon; my suffixes got all out of control there.
I was utterly right about what was wrong with my plot. It turns out that, stripped to bare bones, the major plot points seem to come from four different books. All fine books, but different ones with different goals. So. Good. Build a skeleton, then I can flesh it out.