I’m in a perpetual state of flux. One week I’m on a roll and writing consistently. The next, it’s all stop and go, like that car chugging down the street with its engine about to fall out.
One of the toughest parts for me in regards to writing is the in-between stuff, specifically the light transitions. For example, I have scene one and scene two but scene 1.2 stumps me.
Stay with me here.
Some scenes end naturally and you jump right into the next scene. Some scenes have a definite obvious evolution to the next scene. But every so often, there are transitions that require a subtle touch. Those are the ones giving me problems. I write and rewrite it in my head until it makes sense or I nod off. This, at least for me right now, takes up a ridiculous amount of time.
This is not writer’s block. I call it writer’s flux, when you rapidly run through scenarios until one sticks.
How do you deal with your times of flux? Whether it has to do with writing, crafting, party planning, or strategizing the next take over?