Lights and Shadows Update: Chapter From Hell

This one may be a little ranty so apologies in advance.

I love working on Lights and Shadows as I do all my writing projects. It’s a good solid plot with a lot of interesting scenes and characters to keep me fixated on writing it.


I’m stuck at the end of Chapter 9 with Moreau and Finch in the outpost control room trying to gather information from the damaged computer system about what happened to the Outpost 19 Staff. I’ve referred to my outline repeatedly for inspiration, but the words are coming out at half a snail’s pace and it is beginning to frustrate me.

This isn’t my first rodeo so I’ll just have to persevere, but it’s damned annoying when you have a central plot point that you need to get in there and the story won’t cooperate and get you to an appropriate place for the main characters to stumble upon the next clue. Damned annoying.

No, I’m not giving up and no, I’m not taking a break away from the story in hopes that some divine power will magically bestow what I need to kick this pig into overdrive. That’s not my style though a nap or two does leave me quite refreshed…hehe.

Meanwhile, in the Land of Lollypops and Rainbows…

Just kidding, that’s not my style either. With me, you don’t get cheery, rose-colored, eternal optimism, all is beautiful in the World of Writing kind of commentary. You get the real experience which isn’t always very pretty, but Life isn’t always very pretty.

Oh well, back to the grind. Maybe if I stare at the text long enough, something will break loose and travel down to my fingertips. Hey, it can happen. 😉


2 thoughts on “Lights and Shadows Update: Chapter From Hell

  1. “Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it is a very shocking to the system.” Flannery O’ Connor

    All my best for an opening for your plot point to appear. Soon!

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    • You got that right, Sister. This is nothing new. I’ve had friends debate on what makes me crankier: working on a story or NOT working on a story. The opinions tend to be evenly distributed…hehe. Thanks for the well wishes. 🙂

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