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When I reach the point where the really bad things are supposed to happen, I slow down. In TWCS I killed off two characters, one I really loved and another that I would have loved, and it depressed me so much that I stopped working on the novel for a few weeks. That's my writer's block(this and plotting). TWCS is a NaNo 2011 novel and I'm thankful that this happened after I wrote the first 50k on it, but still, at the end of the day it took me almost 5 months to finish it. That's insanely long for me, my first drafts I usually write in 2-3 months.
I'm about to write the really bad part of the new WIP and I find myself slowing down. The thing with this bad part is that it will start with my MC's better half and then continue from there into something for her. And that saddens me. But I'm a writer and I have to put on my big girl pants and just do it. Because isn't part of the fun? Taking everything away from your characters, breaking them down, then building them up again. Oh yeah, there's the REVENGE as well. We all love a good bit of revenge. I'll use that as my motivator to get over the bad things.
Now I'm going to make myself coffee, get comfortable, watch Olympic swimming, and write the bad things.
Have any of you experienced something similar? What's your writer's block like?