Sounds pretty obvious, doesn't it? I mean, c'mon, who wants to write the bad stuff? Yet, time and time again, I read a blog post or hear a member of the Florida Writer's Association say, "I can't wait to get through this chapter so I can get to the next."
Wait a minute. If you don't want to be WRITING the chapter, then why should we want to READ it? To be honest, I've been to this point. I've found myself dragging through a scene because I think it HAS to be there to make sense.
Here's the thing...It doesn't!
I've learned that if I'm not having fun writing a scene, then I need to scrap it and find another way to convey whatever that chapter was meant to. So, my tip for the day is that if you're having a miserable time writing a scene or two, stop yourself. Check out the scene and figure out what the heck is wrong with it.
Still not convinced?
Well, what if that dull scene is the reason an interested agent stops reading?
Hmmm. Got you there, huh?
So, you tell me. Has this happened to recently? If so, what do you do about it?
P.S.--Sorry about lack of posts. I didn't have internet access for a couple days.