So, I’ve been a bit stifled, lately. Sure, I’ve been writing a good 800+ words on the WIP progress per day, but I haven’t been moving forward at that rate. Last night, I finally had the “Ah ha” moment that I feel is going to let me move forward.
Thing is, I have a general outline prepared, and then as I get closer to bigger events I start thinking about them with regards to what’s happened so far, and I flesh them out in my mind, and make notes, and start building toward them, write them and then work on the recovery. That is the theory,anyway. The problem I was having with this particular scene, though, was that I had these images in my mind, but I couldn’t feasibly make the scene happen the way I had it in mind. About a week ago, I had an “ah ha” moment that improved it, but I was still stuck with my original idea, and was still trying to figure out how to make it happen, believably. Yeah. Not happening.
And, last night, I had the “Ah ha” moment I mentioned originally, and it was that I should let go of my original image for the scene. And, suddenly, what I need to happen can happen, and I don’t have to twist and fold my characters in unbelievable ways to make it happen.
Currently playing on Winamp: “Find our way” – Our Lady Peace (Curve). Yeah …