What do you do when you get stuck on a scene?
This weekend I learned something about myself. If I were a full time writer, my house would be immaculate. Seriously. It would seem my defense mechanism for being stuck on a scene is to clean something.
I spent most of the weekend at home, outside of grabbing some groceries and getting my haircut. (The haircut was an experience from HELL. Why must my hair stylist have moved away and left me? I mean, I'd followed her from salon to salon for years. *wails* Okay, I'll stop now.)
I sat at home for hours on Saturday with the intention of writing my little heart out. So naturally I spent hours updating my website instead. lol But it's new and improved and live now! Go look at it and let me know what you think! www.hddodson.com I was trying to build a wordpress site and, yeah, I'm just not smart enough to do that.
Back on topic, Holly!
So, once I finished my website I wrote. And then I pulled out all our winter clothes and boxed up Super Spawn's stuff that's too small for charity. Then I wrote some more. Then I did laundry. Then I wrote some more. Then I washed all the sheets. Then I wrote some more. Then I reorganized my desk. Then I wrote some more. Are you seeing a pattern here?
It went like that all day Sunday too! I'd finish a scene, or get to a point in the scene where I wasn't sure how to move forward and I'd go clean something. It always works though. I always come back to the WIP with enough gusto to get me through another scene before I have to find something else to clean.
What do you do? What's your stuck-scene coping mechanism?