Getting Past a Sticking Point

Things have been going really well with Yantsu but today I’ve hit a brick wall. The same thing happened with Sanchin, so I’m not overly concerned.

It’s not as if I don’t know where I’m going with the story, I do. I’m just not sure how to get from where I am to where I want to be. Maybe knowing is part of the problem.

I’m very much a linear writer so, even though I could probably write another five or six chapters right now, I prefer not to do that until I can figure out how I’m going to bridge the gap between here and there.

Besides, when this happened with Sanchin I never did get to where I thought I was going. The story ended up taking an entirely different twist and if I had written those chapters back then, my scrap file would have been a whole lot bigger than it is now.

I’ve tried to work out several different scenarios but nothing seems to fit. I’ve done the what if this… and what if that… exercise to no avail and I’ve even tried just jumping ahead in time and doing the whole “She was worried. It was six weeks since he had left and…” thing but it’s just so wrong.

Oh well, maybe I just need to sit it out for a day or too, however frustrating. At least it will give me more time to finish going through the proof of Sanchin.

4 thoughts on “Getting Past a Sticking Point”

  1. Chris says:

    Osu! Thank you for your Comments Karen! I am looking forward to reading your books 🙂 I live in Malaysia and would love a copy (i’ll pay for it of course)! And if you could sign it it would be a great honor. Thank you for supporting me and reading my blog.

    And dont worry about hitting a brick wall it happens when you are trying to do something magnificent and really want something special to come out of your work. Mediocrity do not create barriers as it is often devoid of character and for the lack of wanton trying just… a production of average and non-inspired works.

    Dont give up!

    1. Karen says:

      Osu Chris!

      Thanks for checking out the site and your interest in my books. I will stay in touch and let you know as soon as they are out and I will happily sign a copy for you.

      Thank you for the kind words and encouragement 🙂 It can get pretty scary when you think your brain has gone into shut down and you’ll never write again. But I did have some inspiration on it at about 1am so I think I’m back on track.

      I’m enjoying following your training progress on your blog.


  2. Chris says:

    Osu, Karen I had to plug you, because i read not only the snippets from Sanchin but also Yantzu. I’m hooked. I’m also linking you now!


    1. Karen says:

      Osu Chris,

      Gosh, thank you so much. Your enthusiasm for my writing is just the kick in the pants I need to get my editing finished. I really appreciate your support.


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