OK, so although I’m taking an ‘unofficial’ break from writing until the musical I’m working on is over, I have been constantly thinking about my world and characters and plot. I play scenes over and over in my head, kind of like a movie, listen to the character’s voices, try and imagine their actions. Unfortunately, I’m having a little trouble. The more I go without writing, the less I hear them, the more faded they become. Now, I barely see them anymore! This isn’t good. I know this. So, I’ve decided to come up with a solution.
I went to Wal-Mart this weekend and purchased a 5 subject notebook and a pack of pens. I’m going to work this one out the old fashioned way. And I think, in the long run, I may have to rewrite scenes I’d already had written, for the sake setting up a flow (because I have terrible OCD and can’t write out of chronological order). Thank goodness for those note cards I was using, because the first half of the story is all set. It’s the second half that seems to be failing me. I can’t for the life of me figure out where to go with this. And I don’t know why it seems so difficult for them to move forward, but the characters are just stagnant. Staring at me, going: OK, now what?
I know where they have to eventually end up, I know a few emotional barriers they have to cross. But other than that, I’m honestly, genuinely drawing a total blank. Does anyone have any suggestions to get these guys up and moving? To make some sense of their inability to make decisions? Because honestly, I’m threatening to just kill one of them if they don’t get their act together.
Thankfully I don’t deal that way with regular people when things don’t go my way. Otherwise, we’d have a serious problem on our hands.