I’m a linear writer. I start a new manuscript with Chapter One and write straight through to The End.
I decided to start a new story for Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) and I knew the beginning and I knew the Black Moment and I knew The End, but I was a little unclear about the events in the rest of the book. So, once I got through the beginning I stalled. In the past, if this happened I just gave up and moved on.
But, since this was Nanowrimo, I decided to work on some other manuscripts I’ve been working on and counting that word count. It’s working. I’ve worked on zombie book #4 and ghost books #2 and #3 and even shapeshifter book #2.
Guess I’m not as stalled as I thought. Maybe it just isn’t time to work on That Moment yet.
Jill James, writer of words.