I’ve been working with the sequel for a couple of months now. And, as it always happens, I’ve encountered a brick wall. Not writer’s block per-se. I still have a billion ideas.
No… this is different. I have too many ideas. I know I want Brodie to do X, and Jamie to be at Y, with Phil [censored]. But there are a thousand ways to skin a cat, and probably more for getting everyone where they need to be.
The problem comes in when I try to execute the plan. My brain can’t decide which path would be the most fun to write about, and to read after I’m done. In one path, Brodie never gets back to the police station. But in another path, he has to be there within 15 minutes of the major event. In each case, there is it’s own drama, conflict and plot.
But which one is best?
And now you see my problem. I’m a perfectionist. I want the perfect scenario to get the job done, and there really are several very good options.
So, tonight I’ll go home and put a list of pros and cons on paper and try to make a decision. Wish me luck.
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