Saturday, June 2, 2007
I thought I had the ending to my new novel all worked out. It seemed right, but every time I started writing it, I got stuck after about a paragraph and couldn't go on. For some reason, everything seemed stiff and awkward. My characters' dialogue was making me cringe. Not a good sign. This went on for a couple of days. I kept writing, getting stuck, and trying again.
So what do we Intuitive Writers do in situations like this? We ask our intuition, of course! Why didn't I think of that sooner?! Yesterday morning first thing, I sat down at my desk and just closed my eyes. I asked my characters, "OK, what do you want to do?" Then I waited. You should have been there! It was so cool. It was like a little mind movie. My main character walked out her front door, and--oh, wait--I can't tell you the ending! What am I thinking? Anyway, I watched my characters, and I listened to them talk to each other. Of course, they didn't do what I thought they were going to do. That was my problem. They do what they want, not what I want. The important thing is, I finally got that ending. Phew! I feel better now!
Posted by Sara Lewis Murre at 7:07 AM