This book is giving me fits. I have tons of conflict and I even know what has to happen. The problem is getting it on the page. It doesn't want to *feel* right. That probably doesn't make sense, I don't know. But it's missing something I can't put my finger on.
The solution to this is probably just to write the darn thing and fix it. I even tried jumping ahead to another scene, thinking that something might twig so I know exactly what happens where I left off. But it didn't feel right either.
Then last night I had a minor breakthrough in the shower...why is it baths and showers provide such clarity anyway? Maybe it's a scent thing...aromatherapy of sorts when you mix steam and fruity bodywash or something. I don't know. Anyway I was running over what needs to happen next and asking why. He doesn't want her going through the files. Why?
Cue orchestra...the answer arrived and made a whole lot of sense.
So I'm hoping that once I've done the school run I'll sit down and things will work out a lot better. And if they don't...well I'll just keep writing and torture my critique partner with it and see if she can see what's wrong.