Something wasn't working.
I had blown through revising the first 70 pages of my MS. The conflict was clear, the characters were introduced and flushed out, the scenes were set. Stuff was cut. (A lot of stuff was cut). Stuff was added.
One-third of the way through, I had hit a wall.
All the action had slowed down. The flow stopped. It. Was. Boring.
I took a walk, a long, rainy, Easter walk.
And I thought. What would be unexpected here? What would be a good twist? What could move the conflict forward? Deepen the character? Up the stakes in her choices?
I didn't come up with anything yet. But I will.
Because just identifying the problem, telling myself I needed to completely undo and redo it, instead of trying to justify that I could tweak it a little bit, was a huge relief.
So until Tuesday, I'll be taking a little break. Inviting the possibilities. Not forcing anything.
FALL 2015 TOUR
1 year ago