Sunday, February 22, 2009
So I've started writing a new novel. No moss on a rolling stone and all that. Got the first to chapters done--easy peasy! But see, in this third chapter, I've got to have the character go from one place to another, and I can't figure out how to do it! It's not a natural move, if you know what I mean. I need him to go to this place where he normally wouldn't go--and everything either sounds contrived or takes me too long to get there through explanations that would bore the reader.
My friend Robyn writes through her problems--when she gets to a chapter that's difficult, she writes what she can, then moves on with the knowledge that she'll come back to the other chapter later and fix it.
I think I've got it mostly figured out now, but this is a problem that's been holding me up for over a week. Which leads me to ask: