When you’ve been working on a particular scene for way too long, and you just can’t seem to write your way out of it, you have a few choices:
- Work on another scene or chapter for a while.
- Shake things up: Change a key event in the scene, or make a character do the opposite of what you thought they were doing, or switch the dialogue around so that X says what Y said and Y says what X said.
- Delete the scene. Go ahead. Do it. See how easy that was?