The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Middle Section

Hello Everyone,
It’s the first Wednesday in the month and IWSG Time has come around again. 
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My article is posted below.

The Middle Section

It is the days when I am sitting at my computer, not knowing what to write, that I treasure the most.  I rediscover that writing is not just a fad for me, not just something that I do until I find something better, and I realize the difficulty of putting words together that paint pictures in the minds of others.

 I am revising my manuscript with my writing coach, and we are in the middle of the book. This is the hardest section for me in writing. I do not have problems with the beginning nor the ending of a book, but when I get to the middle, I get stuck.

So, yesterday morning, I sat at my computer, pondering over how to manage the approach to the middle section, how to keep the flow and the tension moving so that everything blends.  I have not come up with any answers yet, but I am still revising, even though the inspiration for the middle section is not as intense as it is when I revise beginning chapters. Maybe, that is the key.

In January, I started submitting my short stories and articles to various magazines as a way of showing my accountability to my writing.

I submitted:

  1. Turn The Lights On to Glimmer Train –(Waiting for an answer)
  2. Lottie to Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest (Waiting for an answer)
  3. EMMA to LOST & FOUND Valentine’s Day Blog Hop (Not a publication but for me it still counts as a submission and you can find it on my blog

Take care everyone. Now, I will return to warring with myself as I revise my middle section.

Shalom Aleichem,
Pat Garcia