Grey areas

So I’m in the grey area of writing, Gentle Reader, in which I don’t know what will happen next.  I don’t write from outlines.  I just write.  And then I revise, revise, revise.  Pacing works better for me in that way.  If I think of things before I write them, I put them down on paper to prepare for that idea, but most of the time, the story changes for me, and I am stuck with ideas that no longer work.

Well, I’m at that right now, that area where I don’t know what to do, so I will do what Raymond Chandler did when he was stuck: someone walks in with a gun. Not literally, in my case.  Just someone walking in who messes everything up.

And that’s what I need to do.

What are you working on, Friends?

2 thoughts on “Grey areas”

  1. I outlined my whole novel, but I’ve thought of a way to do it better. So I’m introducing a new character that wasn’t planned. Overall I’m only roughly following my outline anyway, but I still feel it was a good idea to do some planning.

    You’re brave to wander through the dark. I wish you a million little candles to light your way.

    -JM

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