Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Chapter Three Blues

Yep. That's right. I have the chapter three blues. Over the years thy way I delve into writing a long work of fiction or a novel is has taken this layout:

Preface: (More for my information & not normally included in final product
Chapter 1: Start with a bang! Jump right into it.
Chapter 2: Fill out the character, but keep the story line moving.
Chapter 3: The set up. Basically, the entrance ramp to my story express-way.

Normally, my chapter three is bla. And normally I'm okay with this. I just tell myself I write a few more chapters and come back and edit it later. That works for me. But not this time. This time, I feel like I'm staring at Mt. Everest. While the plot line is moving, its slow in comparison to Chapter 1 & 2, the dialogue is heavy and stiff, and my descriptions seem too long but hold vital information.

It's been a week since I've written Chapter 3. And no matter how hard I try to start Chapter 4, I just can't, because Chapter 3, just feels so unnatural. And this is after I've scrapped it and re-written. So, ladies & gentlemen of the internet...any suggestions? 

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