Have you ever come to that point in writing a book where you have the plot outlined, you know where the story is going in general, but every time you sit down to write it feels like the words are all wrong? I mean, they explain what’s happening, but they don’t do it well, or pretty enough. You’ve lost the flow somewhere and you can’t seem to get back into the rhythm of the words.
I’ve heard different opinions on this and was curious how you deal with it. Do you write on through, figuring that you’ll get the story line down and deal with cadence later? Do you walk away and wait for it to feel right again? Do you cry yourself to sleep every night for months? Do you give up writing and toss your laptop out the window?
Well, I hope you don’t do the last two.
If you do write on through it, what have you found when coming back to edit that section? Did the writing feel worse than it sounded after a little break? Did you have to re-write that portion because it really didn’t flow with the rest of the book? Did you throw the MS in the trash and tell your 5 year old to write your next book for you?
Yeah, I hope you didn’t do that one either.
How do you get back on course when the flow is all wrong?