21000 words in - WOOHOO
Well it is... I've lost count of the amount of times I've planned a route for them, only for my characters to arbitrarily decide that they don't like that route. When this happens it usually means a ramble around the houses and more of their character, which is good but I would like to rein them in a little.
I would liken them to running a game for a group of roleplayers group. You've written a corker of an adventure and all they seem to be interested in is the village idiots strange dreams.
I think books can take you anywhere. They can make you laugh and cry.. they can show you other worlds and places. You can see so much more through a good book.