Friday, March 17, 2006

Stuck

Just a short post. I'm stuck on a scene so I've decided to print off what I have and go upstairs to try and work it out longhand to see if that helps any. I keep repeating certain things and not fitting in others that I need to move onto the next scene, but scrolling up and down on the computer screen only seems to confuse the matter, so I'm going low tech. Hope everyone has a good writing day. Here's something to good to look at in the meantime. I love Simon Baker. Seriously, could you not jut eat him up?

Update
Okay, I think I figured out the problem. I was too married to the draft of this scene I had written a while ago. I think I am going to have to totally deconstruct it, break it down into pieces, then reconstruct it from scratch and not worry about whether or not I have to leave behind or drastically change what I had originally written, no matter how much I liked it.

3 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh Gosh, isn't that the worse. They say nothing you ever write is a waste of time, but it doesn't feel that way when you have to chuck a scene or shelf a book with a particularly great scene. For me, if I've already committed it to paper, I can't use it again.

But glad you've figured out what you need to do to get over this hump. Brave you.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm having trouble with a couple of my scenes, as well. I tried to sit down at the computer and just freewrite some ideas, but then I got too darn tired and went to bed. :-)

Glad you made it through!

Michelle said...

Good luck with the longhand scene! I usually print my stuff out ARC-style when I need to read a lot at once.