Project Update #4 – 12/08/2015

I know I’m going to be over it soon.

Full disclosure though, the scene I told you about last week, it still hasn’t been written.

There has been a few mornings like that one last week and I’m still left with nothing. However, I have some good news.

I’ve been stuck like this before, and sooner or later, I get to the point where I just crush out not only that scene, but a huge chunk of story just to spite my brain.

I know I can do it, so it’s only a matter of putting my attention to it and getting over all my sticky hangups about it.

Easier said than done, but I know it’s coming soon.

There’s too much thought going into it, that’s the problem. Overthinking things can be the death of a good story.

It’s one of the main reasons I don’t plot things out. Sticking to a timeline, or a screenplay-like document that tells you where the story is going to go, takes the natural element out of writing a novel. It’s not letting your characters think for themselves and things can come out clumsy, like the people you’ve created are constantly walking on stilts.

So, for that reason, I put up with these sometimes week long hiatuses from the story.

More details to come.

Thanks for reading,

J.J.W.