Often in writing, especially if we don’t take the time to map out the proper path, we end up taking a wrong turn that destroys the story.  In the video link below, the ATV rider makes a wrong turn at a critical moment that…well…you’ll see.

How is this like writing a novel?  We get close to the end and realize it just doesn’t work.

How have you fixed stories that crashed and burned, how long did it take, and in retrospect could you have avoided the catastrophe by planning better?

Sometimes going down those rabbit trails get us off the line we need to take.  Would he have made it if he had gone to the right instead of the left?