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Yesterday was mostly a sitting and thinking about the book day. Which is a necessary part of the process. I think I managed a whole one new page which isn’t really worthy of progress update.

The result of my sitting and thinking, including trying to interview my hero on the train only to have him charm the interviewer and avoid talking about anything, is that I probably just need to keep writing. The thing that’s stalling me is that while I know plotwise/structurally what needs to happen, I don’t have any sense of how those things happen. Usually by this point in a book, I kind of have an idea about the key scenes in the second half of a book, or at least the feel of them, or a few key snippets of dialogue. This time, not so much. I know how I think it ends, I’ve known that all along, but I don’t yet know what causes that ending. Particularly thanks to Mr-I’m-not-telling-you-nothing Hero. Frustrating.

But this is the point where I have to say, well, if the girls know how it ends, they know how to get there and just plunge into the darkness and see what comes up.

Today is lulus and critting (with added pancakes, not that added pancakes are exactly furthering my naturopath’s instructions to try and avoid sugar but oh well) so we’ll see what the how the writing brain is going after that. I’m gonna try for at least six pages. That would get me to 55k.

More later!

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