Saturday, January 28, 2006
Rainy Saturday and the Plot Problem
I woke up to a wet, dreary, rainy day. And I smiled.
I love these kinds of days. For some reason, I feel much more inspired to write. Maybe it's the fact that I don't have to feel guilty for staying inside. Whatever the reason, I wish I had more of these types of days. Especially since it's Saturday and I don't have to work!
Despite the fact that a solution came to me for my plot problem, there is still one other, niggling detail that I need to solve. And I've wracked my brain over and over, trying to think of what it could be. I feel like I'm hitting a brick wall in my subconscious. I really want to be able to just brainstorm a ton of ideas and then see which ones have merit. I'm thinking this is the perfect time for my chapter's "30-Second Brainstorm" section of our meeting on Tuesday. But I'd really like to figure it out this weekend so I could get to work.
What do you do when you can't figure out a plot problem? Do you brainstorm with a critique group or your best friend or...?
Maybe just reading through my manuscript will jumpstart my creativity. It's worth a try. :-)
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