Well my day got derailed by a vicious headache that has fortunately mostly gone away. But since I got no writing done today, I’ll just leave you with this great article by Darcy Pattison called, “5 Ways to Get Past Writer’s Block.”
I particularly like the subplot idea, in part because instead of working on another project altogether, I can feel like I’m stepping away from my work without actually doing so. And also I like it because my novel is definitely lacking a subplot. I know YA novels tend to just have one throughline but I suspect my novel will benefit from another sub-story running just lightly through it. Or I just need to deepen the story I’ve got. Which would require me finishing. Um yeah…. Let’s check in on that tomorrow…..
Last note: WordPress had another writing quote for me after I posted this post tonight: There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. –W. Somerset Maugham
Yep. Sounds about right. If you’ve figured them out though, let me know, wouldja?