You remember those new unofficial guidelines I made ages ago? About when I was going to finish writing the first draft of Oddball.
I thought that I decided to finish it before August. So guess what I've been doing?
Yep. Busting my brains out trying to finish the last bit of Oddball.
Honestly, I don't have that much left. Just you know, this huge BATTLE scene. The Hobbit ends with a battle scene. And so does Oddball (not because The Hobbit does, but just because. . . it somehow crept in there at the end). But unfortunately I've not ever written an elaborate battle scene.
I'm a little stumped. Because I can't envision it yet. Have you ever read a scene or description of a person or fantasy creature, but it was really vague and you couldn't really see it? And you know that it's probably so ambiguous because the author had no idea what to write or what was going on either.
I'm afraid it's going to turn out like that.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. -Frank Tibolt
But! I do have some good news. I just looked over my guidelines again and it turns out Oddball does not have to be finished until the end of August.
Haha! I have a whole month to procrastinate. Yes!
A part of me is telling myself to do what I planned and lock myself away until I do finish Oddball. And I might as well. Because I am so so close to finishing.
Because I told myself not to share snippets until I finished. I told myself not to get on pinterest, practice guitar (this is painful), read a book (oh, so very painful), have a Sherlock marathon (the agony!) until I finish.
Talent is overrated. The ability to get tough, stick with it, and produce words beats lazy literary giftedness every time. -James Scott Bell
So it seems like there's nothing else that I'm "allowed" to do except finish.
What do you do when you can't 'see' your scenes? Have you ever written battle scenes?