I'm never satisfied with this chapter?
Question: I've spent about a year writing, outlining, and researching for my novel. Everything was going fine... until Chapter Twenty Four. I've rewritten the whole thing about five times now, and I'm never happy with it. I've tried stopping, leaving it, and continuing after a three day break, but upon seeing my (bad) work I just lose all interest in the story. Do you have any tips on how to continue?
(My story is a science fiction novel, set in the future, and the chapter that I'm working on involves the main characters sneaking into a government party).Answer:
If you know generally what must happen in chapter 24, you could skip it for now and move on to chapter 25. By the time you finish the rest of the manuscript, you may have a better sense of what needs to happen in chapter 24 and what seems to be holding you up.