I’m sad to say my current ms is dragging a little in the middle. I think it needs an injection of action, my go to for jazzing up scenes. Not only do action scenes make situations more exciting (for me) but they often give me ideas I wouldn’t have had otherwise.
And that got me thinking about what other writers do to pull their stories out of a lull. Some seem to not do anything, waiting for the more “boring” parts to sort themselves out, as if the author is saying that life can sometimes be boring. (I’m thinking here of endless travel, a situations that has never built tension for me.)
You could use love scenes, too, I suppose, just as long as there’s not one waiting on every page. That can start to, um, chafe. ^_^
Do you have any go-to’s in your writing when things start to get slow? Any kind of scene you prefer to read or write more than any other? (I’ve got stats, I know people are reading this. ^_^)