Yesterday, I was at a loss for what to write. I’ve reached a point in my story where I’m not really ready for the ending, but yet I feel like I’m missing stuff in the middle! Normally I try to write chronologically, or linearly anyway. I just keep on plowing forward to make sure that I get my words done.
But since I didn’t know which way to go next, I just wrote a flashback from the perspective of my main character. I didn’t even bother including any nifty sort of transition! How scandalous! (well I figured I can add that fancy stuff in the edit, right? heh)
Anyway, it was a bit of a break from my normal writing regime. I mixed things up and it felt good! It seems like a good thing to give your brain a semi-violent twist, squeezing out the ideas that have been hiding out in the crevices.
I may find a place to stick the flashback when I’m in my editing phase, then again I may not. It doesn’t really matter I suppose! Whoa there. I’m just throwing caution to the wind today, aren’t I? 😀
So what do you guys do to get the juices flowing when you’re stuck? I highly recommend the spontaneous flashback if you haven’t tried it already. And if you have, do it again!