I feel like I've finally gotten through the roadblock that has been slowing down my progress on my manuscript. I've gotten several chapters finished the past few days, and I'm feeling more excited about working on the project.
One thing that really helped was that I sat down and re-evaluated my characters. I'm a major plotter, but I don't think I'd had given my characters enough say in what would happen to them. I typed out a list of the following for my hero and heroine and found some things I'd believed about them needed to change:
Internal / Emotional Goal
Lie he/she believes
How all these things would affect his/her relationships (including the romantic relationship in the story)
Something about typing all of this information out helped me see the weaknesses in my story. Hopefully, I can keep the momentum going.
I also think it helped that I bought myself a new package of Pilot G-2 07 pens :) Whatever works, right?
How about you? Do you ever have to stop in the middle of the project and re-evaluate everything? Do you have a favorite pen?