That's how writing goes often. Keep chopping wood. Put more words on the page.
|Not quite the idea...|
Of course people do this all the time. You don't have to be tried and true to one method to get to "The End."
I was surprised when this started happening with me though.
|Closer? I dunno...|
I kept dealing with writer's block whenever I finished a point on my outline. Where to go next? How do I get there?
I've started doing it by the seat of my pants.
A technique that I've found effective for me is to set my phone's timer, meaning I can't browse the internet for some obscure fact that I HAVE to have for my next scene, and start writing. It might not be the best prose in the galaxy, but I have made progress.
It has been propelling me past these sticking points. I'm forced to make a decision and go with it.
And there's been some good stuff come out of it. Who would've guessed?
I still have my general outline and I still know where I want to end up. But the process of getting there has become more interesting. Hopefully it all turns out when I get there!
So if you're writing and wondering how best to do get moving - do whatever it takes. There's no need to just plot or pants it. The point is words on the page.
Time to go set my timer...