|Is this what a plot hole looks like?|
Well, I seem to be having that problem with my current story, although not intentionally. There is one pivotal scene that changes it from a story about a normal girl moving to a new town and trying to fit in, to a girl who becomes a vampire hunter bent on revenge. I've written up to the scene itself, and several snippets after that scene...but I have yet to write the scene itself.
I always do this when there's a scene I don't want to write. I do whatever I can to write around it. I add backstory, I add subplots, invent new characters, and this time I'm even writing later stuff (which I almost never do), but I avoid the actual scene.
Not that I haven't been thinking about it. It's pretty much all I can think about: how am I going to write this scene? I've written it in my head a thousand times, but I have yet to commit it to paper.
What's the problem?
I have no idea, but my suspicion is that it's going to be a hard scene to write and I'm being a weeny.
So for now, my story is like a goblin story from The War of the Flowers, with a gaping hole in the middle of the narrative.
My plan tonight is to settle down at my computer with a bottle of wine and get the damn thing written.
Wish me luck.