I’ve read some pretty heavy books in my time. The Hunger Games trilogy, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, The Mortal Instruments, Delirium, just to name a few.
I wonder what authors do when they get to that really bad part in their books. I know they see it coming, I know they know they have to go through it, because the dismal stuff sells, but how do they deal with it?
What about you? How do you deal with it when you’ve reached a patch of badness in your books? How do you resist the urge to make something happy happen?
At the moment I’m not having much luck . . . this first draft is killing me.