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.