What? Me? Writer’s Block? No way!
Then why am I constantly drawn to the keyboard yet find myself playing various styles of Solitaire?
I should be finalizing that draft so I can whisk it off the to editor for her final edit.
I’m scared. Yes. That’s it. No…that’s a cop-out. I’m not scared. I know this is a good book.
On my last editing go-round, I’ve working on point of view. Not difficult now that I know what I’m doing. But…
Changing the point of view from omniscient to one person has altered how the book ends. Slightly. Not greatly. Just enough to throw a wrench in the gears of creativity.
I don’t feel the WOW of the finish. Maybe I just know the story so well now, and I know what’s coming up in the next book, that I just feel like this book is lacking something.
There are scenes in these manuscripts that still move me. I cry, get goosebumps, gasp, or sigh in relief each and every time I read them. Why is this eluding me for the finish to this book? I’m starting to feel that my writing might be inadequate to pull it off. I have doubts about its success.
Then I talk to my best friend who knows these characters as well as I do, almost anyway. I read messages from my editor. I read other writers’ blogs. I am not alone. This happens.
I will overcome this.
I will find the WOW factor. It’s there. I just need to do what I’ve done before. Sit back, breathe, and listen to what the characters are telling me.
Watch the movie in my head to see how it ends. Those voices may be bossy but they would never give up on me so I won’t give up on them!
Bye bye Block!!