So, let’s face it, Christmas is a busy time of the year. I also had a family funeral a few days later. Consequently, I haven’t hardly done any writing in about a month. It was probably good. I was at a point where there were a few things about the book that were bothering me, but that I didn’t quite know how to fix. And so the title for this post. Sometimes, when I don’t know what to do, it’s better if I do nothing at all and let the problem sit in my brain for a bit. I usually think about it as I’m falling asleep at night, and more often than not, the problem sorts itself out.
In my current case, I think I know exactly what I’m going to do, and I think it will make it better. It just kind of came to me one night. I had a scene in the very first chapter where I needed certain things to happen, but the way they were happening just seemed a little forced to me. I knew I couldn’t really cut something, I had to present it differently. And now I know what to do. The second section that was bothering me was a scene where essential information was presented in dialog, but it seemed to drag. Again, everything that was there needs to be there, it just isn’t presented right. And now I think it will be. So…long story short. Although I haven’t gotten a lot of writing done, I have solved two problems that have been bothering me for months.
Anyone else ever feel the same?