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Friday, April 30, 2010

Blocked....

I have a new WIP - one that, if I can break through this block of mine, will be a great accomplishment.  In my mind anyway. 

But I am seriously blocked.  And I have no idea why.  Maybe because I'm rushing it.  Or maybe because I've never written anything like this before, although in reality, it's not so different from what I'm used to writing.  The only difference is the length.  I'm almost 3000 words into it, and yet still haven't hit the sexual...well, anything..yet.

I'm invested in the characters, so much that I see them in my mind.  I thought it might be a problem of too much visualizing, but once they come to life, it's hard to turn it off.

I can see the scene in my mind - hell, I can feel it between my thighs.  LOL.  But for some reason, the words just won't hit the screen.  I wish I knew why this was.

I'm wondering if I should try to actually *gasp* put pen to paper and write this out, it might help. 

Anyone else have any ideas?  How do you get through your blocks?

1 horny thoughts:

Travis said...

If you know how the story ends, write it backward to the point where you got blocked.

Or you could pick a single character and write just his/her story through to the end. Usually when I try to focus on a single character, I get to spots where the other characters just join in and suddenly I'm un-stuck.

One other thing that often helps is just to write whatever comes to mind in stream of consciousness. You'll go back and rewrite anyway, so you might be able to convince yourself that what you write now doesn't have to be exactly the way you envision the final product.

Then there's the old stand by...start an outline of scenes through to the end of the story. Then go to a random section of the outline and add some actions of dialog to it.

Those are a few things that sometimes work for me.