That Annoying Place…

You know that place in your writing where you know where you are (obviously) and where you eventually want to end up but aren’t overly sure how to get where you want?  Which then basically causes writer’s block and you tear your hair out as you try to figure out how to get from point A to point B and can’t come up with anything worth writing.  Well, that’s where I am right now.  In not just one, but two stories!  Well, technically one is already written, but I am doing a massacre edit (which for the purpose of this blog basically means that I’m mercilessly editing and rewriting the entire story to make it a lot better) which is causing some problems as I realise that some of my original ideas suck (I started it a couple years ago) which while it is technically a good thing, since it means I’m getting better, it’s also very annoying.

Now, normally the solution would be to try out several scenarios which would get me from point A to the point B I want.  However, sometimes what this really means is that I’m not actually going in the right direction and this is not really what my characters would do so I have to give up on it and just let the story flow from point A to wherever it must go.  Normally it ends up being a lot better this way.  Except that sometimes the point B I have to give up is really, really cool and would be so much fun to write.

I now understand why a lot of authors have deleted scenes that they put at the end of novels or on their websites.  Sometimes the scenes just don’t work out, but are so worth writing anyway.

Oh, and by the way, welcome to my blog.  Hope you have enjoyed my first post and will find my future posts just as entertaining!


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