Hi Insecure Writers,
I’m happy to say my surly muse has finally graced me with an idea for my second SFR. He even inspired a synopsis. I was on a cloud of literary love at first sight for two days. Even though the story seemed a bit short for a novel (never a problem with the first book), I assured myself all was fixable. But, yesterday, on my way to work, it hit me. A yawning plot hole.
Plot holes are like black holes – they suck the life out of whatever is nearby- polluting everything with their absolute doubt. I began brainstorming. Why would a certain character do such an idiotic thing? How could the POV character get herself into such a situation? Could the story really be as lame as it seemed? What had I been thinking? Panic.
Then my husband reminded me. This is a process. A tiny grain of inspiration morphs into a wonderful story of imagination, action, and romance. Wait. Be patient. All answers will appear. I hope.
Does this ever happen to you, this sheer amazement followed by all-encompassing doubt?
How do you embrace this process? http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html