Thursday, September 16
From A to Z and the pesky points between...
Do you remember the commercial, ''I've fallen and I can't get up"?
That's how I'm feeling these days with my current wip. I'm stuck and I can't seem to find my way around it. I finally got over the middle hump, my end is in sight and I'm stuck on the transition. I'm in the middle of a bridge, the light's on the other side, but for some reason I'm not moving toward it.
I wouldn't exactly call in writer's block, more like writer's frustration. I know where I want to go, what needs to happen, I'm just struggling with how to get from point 'T' to point 'X'--hopefully 'Y' and 'Z' will fall into line like carefully played dominoes.
I know part of the reason is that I haven't been able to focus. Last week I blogged about my friend's brain tumor. This week my focus has been on my own dd--who's just been diagnosed with 'aura' seizures and next week, she'll be having an MRI, followed by an EEG the following week.
I have been able to rewrite a crucial scene that was too long (50 pages for an evening at a carnival!), cut some fluff, and add some important plot elements. And this scene leads directly into the one I'm struggling with, so I was hoping by rewriting it, it would shed some light on where to go.
My daughter is demanding new Bix stuff, though. Talk about a slave driver. So, my appointments done for the day, my crit group cancelled for the night, I think I'm going to head to B&N for some precious Bix time and see if I can make it over that bridge.
If anyone has any tips about how to do it, please feel free to share.