The Death and Rebirth of My Book

As I mentioned, I have been (or was) writing a book loosely based on my own experiences. I worked on it avidly for the first six months, then it sat and stagnated for about a year. When I tore into again, I made a ton of progress, getting to about 75% completion or so. Unfortunately, that’s when I hit a roadblock; the progress stopped. I’d come to a point in either plot or characterization where I couldn’t figure out where to go next. I’d known how I wanted my book to start, how I wanted the “meat” to taste, but I couldn’t figure out how to wrap it all up. And so it stagnated again, for another year. For the...