“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.”-Charles Bukowski #amwriting
— K.M. Weiland (@KMWeiland) May 16, 2014
I saw this tweet today by one of my favorite people to follow and I thought it was a great idea.
I’m stuck. Really stuck. I’ve only managed to write around 1,000 words over the past two weeks because of how stuck I am.
It’s not writer’s block…..per say….I think….maybe…
It’s not knowing where to go with the scene I’m currently writing. I’ve created a situation where I have no idea how to go about it. My characters are about to go through a pretty heart-wrenching scene, where one of the main characters is going to learn a lot, and it’s a pivotal point that will change where the story is going.
The problem I’m running up against is my ignorance of tactics. Military tactics, stealth tactics, and how my characters will handle the situation they’ve been put in. I have no idea how to go about it.
I know what I need to do is probably draw a map or something so I have a visual of what’s going on. It would make it easier to see exactly what steps they should take.
Or maybe I should just skip ahead and write the next scene (or chapter) and come back to it later. The only issue I have with this is that I’m pantsing right now. I haven’t drawn out any sort of plot map and my writing so far as been linear. I don’t know how well I would do with skipping this part.
This is one of those times where I need to bounce some ideas off of someone.
Or maybe I should start plotting. Not sure if that would help though.
Maybe I should write a bit of flash fiction and take a break from Soul Weaver for a bit. Recover a bit more from Camp WriMo.
Maybe I should read….that might spark some ideas. *sigh*
In the meantime, I’ve been working on designing a website and practicing on the guitar. I need to clear my mind.
What do you do when you’re stuck like this?