Monday, June 1, 2009

Breaking Through

I've had a military SF novel in the works for several years now, going through two versions (including a complete overhaul and associated worldbuilding) and at least three rewrites to its (more or less) present form.

I then began another rewrite, trying to whip it into better shape when I hit a plot snag. Thinking outside the box wasn't working so I set it down, closed the folder, and tucked it away. Perhaps some time away from the writing was needed to let my subconscious work out the issue.

That was over a year and a half ago.

A few days ago, whilst talking shop over at my favorite watering hole, I suddenly had a break.

That plot snag untangled itself and a solution presented itself like a gift from the heavens.

More like a rake handle thwap between the eyes.

Sweet.

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