I'm having issues with the plot of my WIP. Once the quest the four protagonists are on gets going, it seems just like "they meet these people and this happens, move on. They meet that person and this happens, move on." Lather, rinse, repeat until the climax. There are some characters/things that recur in important places, but for the most part it's just one Wacky Wayside Tribe after another. Really not the plot I want -- I had enough of that in the prequel, where it was only the B-plot rather than the A-plot. I'm not sure I can generate enough emotional drama between the protags to intersperse the physical conflicts or other encounters nicely and keep it from being boring or repetitive. I could give an outline of the plot if that would help. Any thoughts?