In my earlier drafts, I thought I could just skip the middle. Who needs a middle? Isn’t that the boring part that no one reads, anyway?
But I do need a middle, for all kinds of things – the dreaded “character development” and plot complications, and lots of unintended consequences.
It turns out that I’m asking a lot of this tough little middle.
So instead of working on my middle, I’m writing this post and I’m thinking maybe in my next novel I won’t have a middle at all!