This is the first time in a long time I have been between projects.
Something is sitting with an editor.
And I’m getting ready to sign a contract for another scary book.
Scary in that way I’m-not-sure-I-can-get-this-one-done scary.
How do you get thru the trouble spots in your writing?
What if the whole novel is a trouble spot?
I’m doing the Cynthia Leitich Smith thing where I have written a the book, now I’m throwing it away. Yes. She throws away the whole thing! I am throwing it mostly away. (There are only two places left in Cynthia’s class at WIFYR. If you are interested to to http://www.wifyr.com)
Now it’s time to ask myself what I ask my students: what does my character want and how will I keep her from getting it?