I stayed up until 3 AM finishing Mockingjay, so I'm going to make this brief today.
I'm stuck. I've been in the same scene of my Work in Progress (WIP) for two weeks.
The dilemma? A supporting character needs to make a statement in an interview that starts a chain of events which mean trouble my main character. I know the nature of what his comment needs to be, but can't find words I am happy with.
Up to this point, I've been determined to not move on with the story until I get this line down. Now, I'm reconsidering and will likely put a note that says "Guy accidentally slips and says something horribly sexist" and carry on. My hesitation in doing this is, what if I never do find just the right thing for him to say? Eventually I need to get it in order for everything that follows in that subplot to make sense.
However, my bigger fear is that as I stew over this, other details I've had in mind for the rest of the story are beginning to fade. I really feel like I need to move forward. Especially since I have committed to having the entire WIP finished for the other Inkers to review in November.
So, that is my plan. As of today, I'm moving on. I'm willing to entertain arguments against it if anyone has any. And, sorry, I guess it wasn't that brief.