As I wrote this morning I had a breakthrough. An epiphany. A shooting star of an idea.
There had been a problem with my plot. I had not been able to figure out how something I wanted to happen could happen. And then this morning as I wrote, it came to me.
I don’t know why I had not thought of it before. Now that I’ve thought of it, it seems so obvious.
What a wonderful feeling! I love the way that a book seems to come together, a little at a time. The way problems with the plot resolve themselves (with a little help from the writer). It is one of the things that makes writing fun.
Of course, it did mean that I had to go through the rest of the book and make changes so I wouldn’t forget the new plot change.
Lucky for me the rest of the book is still pretty much just an outline, so the changes were easy as pie.
Note to self: what exactly does “easy as pie” mean? Does it mean baking a pie is easy, which is kind of true, because pies are much easier to make than cakes? Except for the crust. Or does it mean that eating a pie is easy, which I don’t think is true, since pies can be very messy? Hmmmmmmmm.