Friday, April 1, 2016

My characters are in danger!!!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

I'm stalled in the two books I'm currently writing, and it's not writers block.


And it's not like I don't know where the stories are going, it's just ... they're in DANGER and I put them there!  I feel guilty and I'm finding it hard not to move forward and get them the heck OUT of danger!!!

Two of them have been kidnapped.  Two of them are in hiding from bad guys. They've all got mysteries to solve (even if one of the books isn't a mystery), but first they've got to protect themselves from the bad guys. That isn't good when all of them are unarmed. They've all got to use their wits to get out of the predicaments I've put them in.

So, why am I stalling?

I don't know. But this always seems to happen when I'm in the middle of a book -- and when you're in the middle of two books, it gets rather hairy.

What I'll probably do is go back to the beginning of each and read the stories to date. That often gets me going again, so that's what's on the agenda for this weekend.

When you find yourself procrastinating, what do you do to get back in gear and move forward?