I’ve hit a point in my story where I’m not sure where to go next. The overall concept and what I wish to accomplish is still seeded in it, but I’m not sure how I will accomplish it. I’m at a crossroads where some action has progressed the story and really laid down a decent base to build upon. However, I’m not quite sure where to go from here.
What I mean is, there is rising action, falling action, climax, and all those essential literary aspects that make a story a story. I’ve developed rising and some exposition, but I need that climax that the rest of the story has been rising up to. What I thought were climaxes before only turned out to be essential aspects of the rising action. Now, to keep that progression and pull my story together into something with a full arc, I need that climax. I have ideas floating around of what some possible ones would be, but I’m not sure which would be best for the climax and which others would be better as rising action.
I need to start exploring some of these ideas I have. I need to write them. Unfortunately, I have a mental requirement to write everything in chronological order as far as the story goes. I can’t write a scene I plan on using later and then return to where I had initially left off. I need to write it all in the sequence I want it to be in the book. Long story short, it means I have to write the beginning, middle, and end in that order. I can’t skip around.
I want to knock out the next chapter of the book but I’m not exactly sure how to get from point B to point C. It’s messing with me and I don’t like it. I may have to dedicate a few days to trying that outline concept I wrote about before. Hmm. Decisions, Decisions.
I don’t really believe in writer’s block. To get past what most consider writer’s block, I sit down and write. Anything. Many times, the physical act of pen to paper or punching keys is enough to get the creativity flowing. At the very least, you can get something down on the page. Many just accept that they don’t think what they want to write will be good so they don’t write anything. Writer’s Block is a mentality, just like pushing through it is a mentality. I need this next chapter to push the story. I need to get from B to C. I need it to be good, not just written.