I don't know how to write interactions between people. I don't know what people do at the dinner table. I can't write dialogue between two character who are just talking normally and not advancing the plot in any way.
I think it has to do with the fact that I don't know how to talk to people myself, so I can't imagine what it would be like for my character. So there's that awkward writer's block, before I just drop in a "chapter xx: ..." to skip over the normal interpersonal dialogue.
This is very interesting.
I also don't know how to write about people's daily lives. Apparently, I don't observe my own often enough. Or I don't know how to put it into words. I had issues writing about my character going to school. I didn't know how to write it. And then my character got home. and did homework and ate dinner. That was it. It seems so boring. What else do people do at home? What else do I do at home?
I don't know.
I'm at 26K words.
It is now almost 5:30 AM.
I need 13K more words to get to my goal of 40K.
And even at 40K, I'll still need a pretty substantial amount of 2.5K per day to get to 50K. I had averaged around 2K per sitting over the past two days, so it's not impossible. Just... harder with homework and school.
Just need to get to 40K. I can do this. Come on, Ben.