Packing Heat 118: The Stuck Day
Today I’m checking in with all of you throughout my writingday to talk about my attempts to work through this part of my story that’s justnot flowing!
Well, it’s a little bit early in the morning for me, Iusually record my podcast later in the day, but I’m stuck on a project, and Ithought it would be really interesting if I could sort of talk through this “stuckness” so thatother writers could see what methods I’m going to use, and we can figure outwhat’s going to work for me.
I know it’s not like an internal resistance to writingthat’s got me stuck right now because I really want to write this scene…
So, first of all, I took some of my own advice from lastweek and I found a notepad and I put it next to my keyboard, and as I was stuckI was like, “Okay, I just need to say what they’re both feeling.” So I wrote alittle paragraph about what each of them were feeling, and okay, that wasgreat. I went back to writing, and I found that the way the were feeling wasn’tinforming the scene…
All right, I’m back, checking in again. I’ve written for afew hours, I think about three hours, and what I initially wrote…you know, Iwrote for a while and then I just suddenly hated it….
Hopefully I fixed whatever was broken in my story and I willnow be on track to finish this elusive thing! I hope hearing me try to handlethe weirdness will give you some inspiration the next time you’re feeling likethose words are just not flowing.
No assignment this week. Go write!
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