Stuck in the Same Place I Left Off At

I must admit I had anticipated this first week of CampNaNoWriMo was going to go a little better than it has been going.  I picked up my novel and got reacquainted with it that first day like I said I would and it brought the energy back that I had for telling the story and I was ready to pick back up where I left off.  Well almost ready anyway.

When I got to the point where I had left off I remembered what got me stuck at that part to begin with.  I was left with the problem of not really knowing how to write the scene that the next chapter is supposed to start out with.  Well that problem did not vanish with time.  I still don’t really know how to start the chapter.

I am finding myself repeatedly researching information that is necessary for the scene and still not knowing how to write this scene.  It’s an important scene and I want it to be right.  So now I am still stuck at this scene.  I know that it can be worked through with some time but I constantly feel like I have less and less time available to write all of the stories that I imagine can be told.  I guess I just have to buckle down and work harder on that scene so that I can move the rest of the novel forward.  Well I suppose it’s time to get back to work!


Jimmetta Carpenter


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2 thoughts on “Stuck in the Same Place I Left Off At”

  1. I find that when I am writing linearly and a scene jams me up like that it is sometimes necessary to just skip that part and come back to it later. Or write something completely implausible that I know will be rewritten later. Good luck!!

  2. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Finding the time and actual effort to generate a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off
    a lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

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