I have been plugging away at my work in progress, but something about it doesn’t feel right. I am at the end of the story and it seems uninspired. The plot is wrapping up, but it is going slowly. It feels like I am taking too much time to close things out, but I also feel like I am condensing the action to a bare minimum.
I don’t like it. I’m tempted to stop writing and take a break for a few days to see if I can figure out what I’m doing. My other option is to just try to blow everything out in a blast of explosive writer’s diarhea and get the mop out later to clean it all up in editing.
I’ve heard advice favoring both options. I don’t know which one is better, but it usually depends on the writer. In my case, I think I’ll choose the latter option. It is probably best for me to just wrap it up now and edit out the crap later.
Of course the other problem is that I don’t know what to write next. I have tons of ideas, but I have yet to pick one. And I also feel like I should take a break from writing and just concentrate on editing the stories that I have already finished.
Decisions, decisions. Eeny Meeny Minie Moe. Catch a hamster by the toe. If he hollers, get the axe. It’s the zombie apocalypse!
Or maybe I’ll just answer the door. There are some nice young men in clean white coats outside. They say they just want to take me for a little ride in their white van. They even brought me a new jacket, with extra long sleeves and nice shiny buckles!
How about you? What would you do?