So, as you can tell, I hit a 1-chapter writing spree and then got stuck again. I had to force myself to look at all of my writing and ask: Why isn't this working? After many a Google search and YouTube videos the answer hit me. My plotting process sucks. My vague plot outline and poor character planning leaves too many uncertain gaps and no way to get to where I need to go in my novel. So guess what? I'm starting it over. The whole thing. I'm going to take my plot and start from square one. I downloaded a new, free writing software called yWriter to help me in my detailed outline and character planning. So I am going to get rid of all the stupid clichés in my novel, starting with the opening dream sequence, and completely revamp my story to professional level writing while still keeping the same generic plot. I'm going to make characters so vivid and alive that they will seem like real people. I'm going to add more conflict and detail where it needs to go in order to move the story forward. No scene will go unwarranted. No word unscrutinized. No sentence untouched. I am ready to enter a new realm of writing where many professionals have gone. I WILL FINISH THIS BOOK, AND IT WILL BE A MASTERPIECE.
IT WILL BE THE WORLD'S NEXTBESTSELLER IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.
Look out world.