The current novel project has gone through many changes but the outline always involved a pivotal scene where the main character, Kitty, confronts her husband about his infidelity. I had planned it with Kitty being weepy and throwing epithets at her husband – but it wasn’t working. I have been writing up to this scene for weeks but I couldn’t write the scene. I found myself writing the scenes after it but not the scene itself.

Sometimes you have to ask yourself – what the hell are waiting for? Well, I was waiting for myself to realize that Kitty needed to be more angry than I had initially written her. She is a volcano of repression and she needed to erupt.

I thought I had this novel completely planned out. Now I am not so sure.