Ugh! I am working off a very loose outline for my book ASHES IN THE SKY, the sequel to FIRE IN THE WOODS that releases September 23, 2014.
It totally fell flat. I mean, the whole idea sounded great in my head. He had a perfectly good reason for doing what he was about to do. I even sympathized with him… until I wrote it all out and read it on the page.
It just seemed… I don’t know… STUPID.
Now I don’t know WHAT to do.
After stewing over it for quite a while, I just skipped to the end of the scene, and kept writing. Hopefully I will work it all out.
I really HATE doing that, because I find my writing is much more fluid if I write chronologically. Now, I will need to go back a rewrite that chapter from scratch.
I’m NOT feeling good about it.
Has this ever happened to you… and idea tat sounded great in your head just didn’t work once you wrote it and read it back to yourself?