Now that everything is back to normal (or as normal as things get around here), I'm back into my revisions. And I've reached a point where things have become difficult.
When I first wrote this section I kind of floundered around, trying to get my characters from point A to point B and nothing seemed to work. I thought I'd come up with a solution for the revision, but it still doesn't work. I've rewritten the same 5 chapters three or four times now, and I'm still not getting it. Any way I write it, one of the characters isn't behaving in a way that character would.
I've never been this floored by a plotting problem before. It is absolutely critical that Sacha gets to the city, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how. If she doesn't get there, the whole rest of the book can't happen. And that's another 22 chapters.
I have on last idea that might work, but it's going to involve changing several very major plot points that have already happened and moving various events around in time. I'm not 100% convinced it's going to work, but I'll make this last ditch effort. If this one doesn't get her there, I think I'm going to have to abandon this book. And I really don't want to!
Have you ever become completely roadblocked like this? How did you fix it?