Guys, I need you to send me good vibes for this story! What started out as something exciting and what I couldn't wait to dive into has slowly become something I'm trying avoid.
I'm in the middle of my story and it suddenly doesn't make sense. Well, it does, but there are a ton of questions that need answers and I don't know how to answer them. I don't know how to patch up the holes and because of this, I don't know where I'm going.
As of now, I have 15 chapters finished (1st draft mind you)--30,000 words. And, I may just have to cut the last 9 chapters that I wrote (this is still undecided yet though).
So, as of now, I'm not writing. Which means I won't be making that Feb. 1st deadline I set for myself.
Yesterday I turned on my computer, brought up my document and went through the whole thing. Chapter by chapter. Scene by scene.
I did bullet points, guys. Bullet points. On each scene and what happens.
And now I have a ton of questions that need to be figured out--I need answers. And this good. Because if I can figure these questions out now (before I write "The End") that will save me time, frustration, crying and discouragement.
However (there is always a however, no?), I have NO idea what the answer to these questions are! I need help.
I need to talk it through. I need to bounce ideas off of someone (thankfully I have CPs who don't mind, or maybe they do and they just don't tell me, the 100s of emails I send them a day called "plot stuff").
I'd love some ideas on how you get unstuck when it comes to plot problems!