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Date Sat Aug-25-12 10:28 AM
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I'm currently fighting this right now. I've released my first novel which was an absolute dream to write -- everything flowed and I fell in love with the characters and the world. I had almost no problems and it felt so good (well, at least in the first draft stage, anyway).

Now, I'm writing the sequel, and it's not working for me.

What I've done in the past when this happens is a couple of things:

1) Freewriting about the problem
2) Skipping forward to a scene that excites me
3) Taking a short break

And lastly, I simply write through it anyway. Because you can't edit a blank page. And I fully expect to have to edit/revise it, but it keeps me in the story and helps me make progress, if small, on the story. (Especially true since I have a deadline). I've found that sometimes the best scenes/characters/situations arise from this, whether it's my subconscious or maybe just the act of putting words down and being in the moment. It works pretty well for me, but YMMV.

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Missing that feeling. [View all] , atlantissong, Wed Aug-15-12 11:20 PM
  RE: Missing that feeling. , CatrinP, Aug 16th 2012, #1
RE: Missing that feeling. , Laevus, Aug 16th 2012, #2
RE: Missing that feeling. , atlantissong, Aug 16th 2012, #3
RE: Missing that feeling. , KatsInCommand, Aug 16th 2012, #4
RE: Missing that feeling. , eblgorton, Aug 17th 2012, #5
RE: Missing that feeling. , Wen Spencer, Aug 17th 2012, #6
RE: Missing that feeling. , atlantissong, Aug 18th 2012, #7
RE: Missing that feeling. , Wandering Author, Aug 18th 2012, #8
      RE: Missing that feeling. , WOO, Aug 26th 2012, #10
RE: Missing that feeling. , crimson_angel, Aug 25th 2012 #9

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