February 26, 2009


I've been trying to figure out why my WIP keeps stalling. I know at least part of it is me not putting BIC, but I'm thinking maybe it might be because I just don't seem to have enough conflict going on. I mean, I know what should happen, but for some reason I can't get it down on paper. And it's driving me nuts that I keep finding reasons why this won't work or that won't work.

I started out with this awesome story idea with great conflict and wonderful characters, but when I write, none of that comes out. I could go back and trash the entire thing and start over but that terrifies me. I don't know what to do!!


Melissa Marsh said...

Don't trash it! Perhaps you need a different set of eyes to look at it objectively? And if this is the first draft, I wouldn't worry too much about it not coming out right now - just get it down and then go back and fix it on the second draft.

Charlotte said...

I'm trying not to trash it but it's gotten so far from my original idea that I'm just not feeling it anymore. I'm still plowing through and hoping that it will work out in the end.