I have been working through a book of 100 Science Fiction prompts, and the progress was slow at first, but acceptable. I quite liked my first story, and the second and third stories were all right even if a bit silly. The fourth story ended completely broken but I have a strong idea how to fix it.
Then came number 5.
So far the rough drafts of each story has taken about 11 days to fiinsh
I have been working on story 5 for 20 days.
So far, the rough drafts have been over 5,200 words in length.
At about the 5,000 word mark I tried scrapping everything and “write the good stuff”.
It’s not working.
There is no good stuff.
I am back to “I cannot think of the very next word to put down”.
Oddly, I like the world. I like the characters. I love the laconic voice the narrator had over the first few days, but lost. I like the idea, but I’m not finding the story.
At this pace, I’ll never get to the novellas.