Have you ever been at a point in your work in progress where you know what needs to happen, you even know how to get there, but you don’t know what to put down to join point A to point B in a flowing manner?
Well if not, let me introduce you to Ebyss--yeah, that’s me.
In my current work (possible title PERFECTION) that is where I am at. And I am not certain as to why. In my other two nonpublished novels (one on submission to an agent and waiting response), I ran to little snags, but not as much as this one. It seems like huge trenches have been dug away and I come to a sudden halt wavering on the edge of a precipice.
What is worse, is that I am on the downhill slope. It stands at 62k now, and it is so close to being done, I can taste it (amazingly not like chicken). I’m actually excited to get to the end. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen (strange since it is my wip).
I know, I already said I know how it is suppose to end and how to get there, but one thing that happens as I write is my stuff changes. It is often a huge surprise to me.
What do I do during these times? Often, I write what I definitely know. Kind of like going to point C then working backwards to point B then point A. Occasionally, I go eat or run to the store or something else that gives me time to think.
What I would really like to know is what do you do? Comment on how you handle little bouts of writer’s block.