Raising Hell: Stuck

As I've mentioned before, I'm currently right in the middle of writing issue number two of Raise Hell. I had that marker board of mine filled with what I thought was a really solid outline. Then I started writing it. At about the halfway mark, the progress came crashing to a screeching halt.

I've had this experience before. It was sometime last year, when I was writing Raise Hell. I took it to be a sign that there were story problems, so I went back through all the issues and changed a bunch of stuff.

Things started to flow from there.

I don't know if that's what I'm going through right now. There's also just that "too much else on my mind" thing that could be happening. That tends to get in the way of writing sometimes too.

The point is, right now, I'm stuck in the middle of issue two of Raise Hell. Since I'm stuck, I've gone back and fixed as much as I could from the first half. It feels better now.

I'm still scared of the second half.

It's stupid. I know it's stupid. The worst case scenario is I spend a few days writing that second half, it's terrible and I have to scrap it and write something new. At least it would be finished. Rewriting is less intimidating than finishing.

I just wish I knew if it made sense to go back to the marker board first. To start over from there.

Writing would be easier if I just had all of the answers out in front of me.