I’m trying to get back into a writing groove but nothing has been working to reignite my interest in this story. I make plans every day (and sometimes the day before) and I keep not following through.
So I sat down today with a pencil and cheap spiral tablet and asked myself some questions about my current book and realized—
Maybe the real problem is that I took a wrong turn in the story and my subconscious mind doesn’t want me to continue.
If that’s possible, where might I have made the wrong turn?
The answer to that was me writing down a few options, working my way backward. I wrote down three possible turning points worth taking a look at.
A little while later, I turned to my manuscript to see if I could pinpoint a good spot to shift directions, and found—
[START HERE – not sure I even like this. Why does xxxxxxx jump to this conclusion? Or mention it, at any rate?]
This note to myself was buried about 1,500 words from where I left off.
So now I think my subconscious has probably been trying to tell me something for a while.
I haven’t deleted anything yet, but I’m ready to go back to the book and see what needs to be done.
I guess I’ll figure that out when I start.
But it feels like progress, so I’ll take it and run.