Are you still writing? You mop the sweat from your brow. You check the calendar. Yep! Three more days to make it to the winners' circle. You're typing furiously, willing your characters to do something, say something, anything.
Mine did, and guess what? They wanted to make it a happily-ever-after tale and it just got too pleasant for everyone. Boring. So I turned it all on its head, (more…)