Day 164: Almost in the Groove

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Day 164:  Almost in the Groove

Day 164.  It’s day 2 of week 2 of the Writing Crusade.  I’m up to page 62—that’s seven new pages.  Yay!  I’m pretty happy about that but I’m supposed to have 14 new pages by the end of today.  Well, that’s not going to happen.  Oops.  I’m behind.  But, I feel like I’m just on the edge of “it” kicking in.  “It” being that writing flow sweet spot—where you sit down to write, don’t move for 10 hours and before you know it, you’ve written 15 pages.  That hasn’t happened yet.  But I’m close.  I’m almost in the groove.  I realized today that the problem is I’m in the desert of the second act and I’m lost—really lost.  I know what my mid point is, I know what my second act break is and I know how it ends.  What happens between those scenes, I’m a little cloudy on.  I need to go back into my outline and do a real beat sheet.  I need to know what scenes I want in there in order to actually write them.  So, tomorrow is not going to be about writing actual pages.  It’s going to be about filling out the details of my second act scenes.  After I do that, I think I can really get in the groove.  Fingers crossed.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…and get into the groove.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.


  1. I know what you mean about being in the desert of the 2nd act with not water in sight. On my last script I tried something different. I wrote out a scene list starting from the last scene and going backwards. I had my loose beat sheet and I knew where I wanted to be but was a bit lost in filling in the action necessary to get me there. It was immensely helpful and aided in some new discovery as well. It helped to make it more active for the characters, knowing where they needed to go and then writing the moments before, and then the moments before, and then the moments before… Maybe give it a go? Good luck!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful comment, Cindy! I will definitely give working backwards a go with the “moments before.”

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