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

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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?

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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