Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Yep, a week later and I'm still on it. I was pretty sure I hit "the sagging middle" and last night I was just so desperate to get chapter 6 done and get into 7, I wrote anything. BUT then as I got into bed, the light bulb flashed in my brain and I figured a way through the chapter (that includes deleting most of what I wrote over the last few days). It's funny because here I am trying to wedge the scenes into the manuscript that I want, scenes I think showcase the characters really well, but they're my scenes not the characters scenes. I, as the author, am intruding and trying to do it my way when I know PERFECTLY well I have to follow my characters. At least it didn't take me as long to remember that as in earlier manuscripts.