I’ve only been making slow progress on my WIP lately. It’s partially because it’s Exam Block so I’ve been focussing on my exams, but also because I just can’t seem to get Chapter Four written.
Chapter Four is the first action scene of the book, so I should be excited to write a chase scene, right? I haven’t written one in too long. Yet, every time I sit down to write… nothing. I’ve hit a wall. No matter how hard I try I simply cannot get this action scene written. It’s like I have Writers Block. I’ve only managed to write a feeble 600 words, but I think that even that will have to be cut to start again.
This isn’t the first time I’ve hit a bump when writing the first action scene. The previous chapter was supposed to be an action scene, but after a tough time trying to write it, I changed it to a bit of a hostage scene. And in my previous novel, POSEIDON’S TRIDENT, the first action scene was tough to write too!
I’m beginning to think I’ve been cursed by a cranky old witch. Have I annoyed an elderly lady who placed a jinx on me? Or maybe, similar to Lord Carnarvon (who discovered King Tut’s tomb) I’ve opened the tomb of a long dead writer who is cursing me for disrupting them.
Although, I am going to see the Tutankhamun museum exhibit later this year… maybe I’ve been cursed in advance? Hmmm…