As I nervously await Jim's revision notes, I've been trying to finish the rough draft of my YA dystopian. (Yeah, yeah, I know that everyone's working on a YA dystopian!) I started writing this book back in February and I'm about 80% of the way there. But...
I can't seem to finish it.
This is my first foray into the Young Adult genre and I'm kind of fumbling my way through this process. Does the romance feel real? Is the world-building fresh? Am I nailing the all-important YA voice? Alas, I'm overwhelmed, which causes a lot of mental blockage. Plus, I'm continually plagued with the idea that this novel has some serious plot issues. *Le sigh*
I don't know about you guys, but I always hit a major road-block whenever I near the completion of a novel. I have no idea what it is! For some reason, I start out a book with so much enthusiasm and energy but it all seems to pitter-patter away once I see the finish line. All of a sudden, my brain locks up and my fingers freeze in place. I write a paragraph then I delete it. I gnash my teeth and flail my arms.
Does this happen to any of you? What do you do when your novel wants to wrestle with you? Any advice?