For the past few weeks I have been in a wilderness with my WIP. Several plot red-herrings and cul-de-sac writing have left me not knowing where to turn. This morning I finally cracked it!
Last night I printed out everything I have written for this book and combined it with handwritten notes that haven’t been typed up yet. I asked myself some searching questions about what the book was actually about and went to sleep.
This morning I went to “The Office” aka Sainsbury’s cafe, ordered myself a large latte (skinny of course) and a bottle of water, then I sat on a double table with some index cards and a huge piece of paper and finally wrestled the plot into submission. It means discarding some of the things I have already written, but I think the plot is now stronger than it was before and has a logical flow.
Cue good mood after doldrums. Even my current skin allergy, which means my face is covered in swollen red blotches, can’t damped my spirits today. There is a long way to go but at least the road is now clear. Just need to keep at bay those doubt gremlins and believe I can follow through and a book will be born!