How do you write? Are you a little each day or do you have days when all you can do it write, but you know a long, lonesome stretch of desert awaits you around the next corner?
I, myself, am still very new to the writing for publication game. The Challenge was my second story to ever be finished and selling it was a complete, and over the moon happy, shock to me. My writing process for TC was a little bit every day. I was very much the tortoise then. Slow and steady did win that race. :)
Now, however, I am working on the second story, The Submission and I find myself more like the hare. Some days are filled with clear insight and the words pour out of me until I'm drained only to be followed by weeks of frustrated nothingness. Lost in my own story and ready to drop it into that shredder in my mind. To build a bon fire with the pages as my kindling.
As you can probably tell, I'm again in the midst of the nothingness. I would love nothing more than to type in "and a miracle occurs," close up shop on this story and kick it in next week, but I know I do myself a disservice with that. More than anything this story needs to be finished. I'm sliding into the last third of the story and then I can set it aside for a bit before editing.
How though do I finish it.
I've decided to try something I've never been able to do before. I'm going to skip a few scenes. ~aaaaahhahahahaha~ Yeah, I'm so not a skipper. LOL My brain just generally does not work that way, but I figure, what can it hurt right. hehe
So tell me, are you the tortoise or the hare and if you have any tricks of the trade, I'm all ears. ;)