On Wednesday, I went over how I’ve hit the brick wall of the middle of the document, and while I truly believed that was it I have written, and rewritten chapter 20 a ton. There is something about this point forward that is not gelling well with me. My brain is refusing to continue on the story. While some call it writer’s block or whatever I believe it is instinctual.
My brain is trying to tell me that this next bit of the book isn’t working for me. I can actually see it, and I knew it was coming. Alarm bells were ringing loud and clear in my head when I plotted this part, and I ignored them. I believed that once I got to this part it would fit into place, and work. Wow, I was so wrong. Now that I’m at this point everything tells me continuing on would see this book in the never finish pile. I really don’t want to go back and do a complete rewrite (again) after this draft. I’m sure some chapters will need work, but not a complete and utter rewrite for the entire novel. If I continue on this path…I’ll either trash the novel or do a complete rewrite. I know how my brain works, and how the process works.
Something inside of me is not having where this story is headed. This part feels important in essence, but rather a lot of filler to fatten up the book I believe. I think it’s time to spend some time reworking this center plot even if it means I’m going back a few chapters to lead into it better. I’d much rather redo a few chapters to make the book work for me, than junk it, or face a complete rewrite once again.
It isn’t about taking the easy way through things or screaming writer’s block and quitting. You really have to think about why it’s occurring. As I am with Brandon Sanderson that writing becomes instinctual on many levels there are times pushing through will see it turn out well, plotting parts that may not be working for you might help, and sometimes reworking entire sections will be your saving grace. We shall see, but I know this book just came to a screeching halt until I can rework this.
I’ll see you, Lovelies on the flip side.
Remember L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.