Monday, February 13, 2012

A Road Block No More


No, I'm not cheering because it's Monday. Far from it. I'm cheering because I FINALLY figured out how to begin Sarah's Turn (Book #2). I'd been going back and forth, fixing, revising, and still, it didn't seem right.

So I had to think about how the book ended and wha-la! It came to me. I got rid of my prologue and just started with Chapter 1, wrote some completely new stuff, and…it worked!

I'm up to page 33 now (so glad to get past 14, where I was stuck, for like, forever) and the editing is going smoother, once I got past that roadblock called Chapter 1.

It's been a successful weekend.

It's also been an exciting weekend. Don't tell anyone, but I'm one of the six finalists* in THE WRiTE CLUB. Voting for the next phase starts Tuesday. Hope you can make it over there!

*That's about all I'll tell you. It's up to you to figure out which pseudonym I am!


B.E. Sanderson said...

Yay for getting past the roadblock! Way to go! And congrats on getting to be a finalist! You've just got good things happening all over. Keep up the good work. =o)

Anne Gallagher said...

Wow, good for you! I hate it when road block happens. And congrats on the Write Club! That's awesome.

Stacy McKitrick said...

B.E & Anne - Yes, I'm very VERY happy to get past that road block. It's frustrating when you KNOW something is wrong, but can't quite figure out WHAT.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Congrats on getting past your stuck spot! When that happens, I can't go on until I figure it out, so I feel your pain. People complain about the "saggy" middle of books, but IMO that's the easy part - beginnings and endings are much harder. Good luck with Write Club!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Jennette. We'll see how I do this week!