Yesterday I planned to write all day, or at least 3000 words worth. I managed to write 400 words and then stopped.
I couldn't move forward.
I know what this chapter is about. I actually have notes and a synopsis to lead me through it, but I stopped writing.
There's always a reason I stop writing -- ALWAYS.
When I was ready to take my kidlet to swim, I remembered what it was--a ratty sweater.
No, it wasn't a big turning point. It wasn't something Mythical. Technically, it wasn't that important to the story, but. . .
IT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE CHARACTER.
And I needed to plant it in this particular scene. And yes, I finally looked through my mess of notes and it was jotted sideways on a piece of sticky note.
This might be the type of thing many other experienced authors would add when they do their edits, but for me it was a stopping point. I had to put it in.
I'm ready to move forward now . . . and this chapter is chocked full of eye-opening turning points! I didn't name the chapter, And it gets weirder by the minute, (chapter title subject to change!) just for fun! Well, maybe, but you'll have to read it first.