I’m stalling…playing a little solitaire here, rechecking a little Facebook there. This isn’t a case of trying to figure out what happens next in my story. I know. Or at least I’m pretty sure I do. I just don’t want to write it. It’s boring.
I’ve delayed writing a scene because I wasn’t sure how it should end or because I was scared of writing the end I knew it needed. But boring?
If I have to flog myself to write it, it’s going to be no fun to read, and I have to ask myself is it really, really, I mean really, necessary?
I’m parsing out the information I need to impart to see if there’s another way to fit it in. Right now, I’m getting a big fat no. I’m pretty sure I’m wrong about that, but the only solution I can think of right now is dropping the scene entirely and seeing what happens.
How do you deal with your slower scenes (assuming you have them, of course)?
PS Isn’t that picture beautiful? Has nothing to do with stalling, but I had to include it! The photographer is on Flickr and has some other amazing photos.
PPS Don’t forget the Keyword Challenge!