In a corner

I’m just typing away. The story is flowing and I’m in a fantastic mood, but danger lies ahead within the next few pages. I write a scene, but there is nowhere to go? Like literally I don’t know what to do to move it along. What do I do?

Have you experienced this?

I know I have and a few of my writing friends have as well. You can see the end of the chapter at the end of the tunnel, but in order to get there you have to finish this one scene. However, it just isn’t happening. Full stop! You have a general idea of what you want to convey in this particular scene and your characters just don’t want to do anything… I have been frustrated beyond belief at this, especially if I was putting myself on a deadline. And it’s actually happening right now to me.

I’m currently writing a mermaid story and for the life of me it’s taking me forever to get to the big reveal. I have a vague idea of what I want to occur, but I can’t seem to find the motivation from my characters to continue. Instead of beating my head against the imaginary wall and getting pissed off because I’m not producing, I’m gonna take a break for a day or two and see what happens. My deadline is the end of June. So I still have time.

I hate to admit it, but sometimes you may just need a break. To me it’s hard to let something go, but I’d rather recoup and look at the story again with fresh eyes to see where it can go.

I know this was just me writing about my current situation, but what do you do when this happens to you? Please let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

As part of my break, I’m off to the gym- today’s back and shoulder day! Good luck with the writing.

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