Advice and Inspiration

My plot has been going down the drain day by day and it has shown in my writing and in my blog posts. However, thanks to Akaluv, I started to give thought about my plot in the way of chapters. I tend to plot my story from plot point to plot point so I don’t really focus on how many chapters I’m going to have or what’s going to happen in those chapters. For chapters, I just caught off after a scene when I want to end in a cliff hanger and/or when it is a good spot to end.

This morning, I’m happy to announce that I managed to plan out the next 2-3 chapters in advance! It didn’t take me that long either. My pen flew across the page like


Well, it wasn’t fancy and there was no dramatic music but you get the point. At least now, I know what is going to happen next. It’s also thanks to the fact that I managed to put in points of conflict before and now was the time to bring them into full circle. More like a half circle to be honest. The full circle won’t be complete until later but that’s okay. This also means that I’m starting to intertwine the few sub plots that I have written. The bumps in the long road of plot are starting to vanish and it’s a nice feeling.

What Plot?


Yeah, I don’t know what to write anymore. There’s too much exposition and I’m jumping at every opportunity to distract myself. It’s like I know where I want to go with this story – honestly, I do – but I don’t how to get there. For right now, I’m moving the story forward at a snail’s pace just so I can hit the word count for today.

Hmm, perhaps that’s the reason why I feel like I’m lost. I should be rushing to get to the good parts and yet, I can’t do that. I know if I do then I feel like I won’t have anything to write and I’ll just drag this on and on. At this point, I’m having my character argue which is better: grape or strawberry jam (It’s grape btw). Petty arguments are the only reason my word count is growing.

I need to come up with some spontaneous in my story. Have a demon fall out of the sky or something. Yeah, or like an assassination attempt. That’s always fun, right? I’ll think of something? Any suggestions? And no, I don’t have writer’s block.

Word Count: 1,825