Has anyone else ever had a story that they're on, and have it not go as well as usual? I mean, writing isn't usually easy, but I can usually finish a scene without wondering if it will even make its way into the story, and be useful in some way. But everything I come up with has serious logical knots, that I can't really work through until I've got more to work with. And because I have people reading over my shoulder and offering comments while I'm in the process, I can't just put a mental sticky note over it of "you need to fix something here" and go on until I have a horrible first draft to work with. I have to do it chronologically. And it's been giving me writer's block. Bah!
And it's not like I want to drop the story. I do have other ones that could be used for the project, but I really don't want to quit on this one.
I need to be a third through it by Tuesday, and my two main characters refuse to be put in the same room together. So I've been doing other, less important scenes, while I should be doing the bigger ones, and it looks to those who are reading it like my characters don't have, well, character.
Peer editing. Hate it. Or I'm just frustrated.
I just need to write two pages a day for the next four weeks and I'll have something near my page count, then I can edit. My second draft is where all the flowing correctness comes in.
Writing is more about perseverance and sheer pigheadedness than most other things.
I can do this. I just have to be stubborn about it.