chick lit, creativity, ideas, writing

Stuck in the Middle

In the introduction to last weeks podcast I spoke about how I became stuck whilst writing the second draft of my latest WIP, which has the working title of The Comfort Zone (I already know that will not be the final title). I didn’t have writers block I just knew that I had reached a point in the story where I was writing all of my characters into a corner. Β I had two choices. I could either throw the entire project into the trash can or go back to the plan. Β I went to the plan. I’m one of the those people who can think more clearly when they actually have a pen and a paper in front of them. I spent two days going through my original chapter plan/outline and I changed things around, got rid of characters and changed the main characters arc.

I think that this graph by Maureen F.McHugh perfectly encapsulates how torrid the writing process can be.

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In a week I’ve written 13,523 words and if you ask me, that’s a lot when a week ago you were literally standing at a junction wondering where on earth you were going to go next.

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Project statistics courtesy of Scrivener

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