Stuck in a Writing Rut

Well it hit me. The dreaded “writers block”. I’ve tried to avoid it by forcing myself to write, but I can no longer run from it. I’m not too worried because the block is on my second manuscript. My crit partner is reviewing my first. Once her review is complete I’m sending it to a professional editor and then…who knows. Self publish, agent, query. It’s all still up in the air. Therefore, I’m not freaking out over not progressing quickly on my second novel. I know what I want to happen, but here’s the thing, I’m at a pivotal moment in the story. It changes the entire course of the relationship for my hero and heroine…not in a good way. My mind is working around all the ways that I can approach this situation, but nothing is working.

This happens to me often. When I get to a turning point in my story I’m always struck with writers block. I think my subconscious mind is afraid to move forward or something. You know I got to try to rationalize why this happens to me. What I hate is that I feel awful when I freeze right before an important part in a story. I feel like I’m wasting time and energy doing other things when I should be writing, even though I don’t know what to write next. One of two things will happen: I’ll either be hit with inspiration and write like crazy or I’ll force myself to work on the scene and my characters will take over. I don’t like forcing it, but if inspiration continues to allude me, Jared and Tasha will feel my not so gentle nudge. (BTW, Jared and Tasha are the main characters in 2nd novel).