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:~: Saturday, April 15, 2006 :~:

Here's Why I Don't Plot

It's no secret I've been stalled on the wip. I wrote the first part of the climax and haven't been able to write more. Why? I wasn't sure. I thought it was life getting in the way. I thought it was me just being tired. Last night I figured it out.

My bad guy is the wrong bad guy.

Well, Duh. That's a no brainer!

I've known who my villain was from the start of this book. While I don't plot, I've had this "idea" and could see the story play out in my mind (my version of plotting). I've built toward the climax and the unveiling moment when he's revealed. But last night it hit me - he couldn't have done it. He's not behind it all. It just doesn't work if he's the one. Therefore, it has to be someone else. And I think maybe I've figured out who. It makes a lot more sense. I feel like a light bulb's been turned on. And maybe, just maybe, it means I can start writing again.

Of course, now I have to go back and change a few things, but surprisingly, not that much. (And whoohee, it doesn't change much my CP's already critted, thank goodness.)

I'm going to go leave you now and avoid cleaning the house by writing.

Gah! Almost forgot about that damn Easter bunny thing.

Okay, writing AFTER the Easter bunny goes shopping. Wish me luck...

Oh, crap. Then I have to clean the house because we're hosting Easter dinner tomorrow night.

*pounding head on keyboard*

Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of writing????

2Comments:

Blogger Paty Jager said...

Glad you broke through your writer's wall. I cleaned house this morning and re-plotted the contemporary that was rejected. And now all I want to do is write and I have goodies to make for Easter dinner tomorrow as well!

Happy writing when you get the chance!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Christine Keach said...

Great news, Elisabeth! I'm pretty sure the writing will get easier now. In a manuscript I wrote a couple of years ago I found out the bad guy was actually the hero in much the same way (lightbulb and all)! I had to RE-WRITE 150 pages to accomodate, but it made finishing the manuscript so much easier and more fun! Good luck and Happy Easter!

11:03 AM  

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