Two nights ago, I begged Cat to brainstorm with me because something wasn't working in the manuscript. We talked and came up with a good plan. I was psyched to get back to work on it yesterday and go from there...but I did absolutely nothing on the story. I thought maybe I was just burned out, but as the day turned into night and still the hours passed without me writing a word, I figured out why. The "correct" version of the scene FINALLY came to mind! And it's so perfect too because it gives the heroine more info on the hero and it gives them a chance to "revisit and expand" on their internal conflicts. PLUS it sets up the next few scenes beautifully AND ramps up the suspense element again!
I know myself as a writer well enough to know that if I can walk away or I can't get back to work, then the scene I'm working on isn't right. Thankfully I've learned to listen to and trust my muse and it usually doesn't take me that long to figure out how to fix it!
So, after surviving the trauma of a dental visit this morning, I'm really excited about writing this new scene while I watch the other Euro 2008 semi-final game this afternoon!