There are some writing days when the words seem to fill the pages of their own accord, and other days it’s a struggle to even string together enough words to build a sentence. Some days every character makes sense and you know their every move. Other days you can barely visualize what your characters look like, let alone what they’d say in a situation.
And then some days, you write yourself into a corner. It’s on these days that I find I have to dig deeper as a writer. To come up with solutions that don’t seem too fantastical, but solve the problems I’ve caused for my own characters.
To me, digging deeper covers a lot of things, not just the emotional scenes. Sometimes I have to dig deeper to create more believable character personalities. Other times I’m digging deeper just to come up with a witty response that one of my characters would say.
What about you? What does digging deeper mean to you?