Now that I am officially on the middle of my story, I am actually pretty worried about it. The middle of my story (about 3 chapters long)and the ending scene are the last bit that I have to do before I'm finished. I will tell you how I plan to avoid Sagging Middle in mine. Might work, might not. Everyone tells me that the beginning of my story is intriguing, awesome, and compelling. I've even been compared to bestselling authors like Tolkien and Robert Jordan, neither of whom I have ever read. Of course, being human (and worse, a writer), being praised for one thing causes me to worry that another won't be as good. My middle actually begins with a drastic turn in the story, in which you start to solve the mystery of the plot. The plot takes an entirely different turn, but not in the form of a twits. Simply the unfolding of events. Several scenes need to happen, and when I write, I tend to feel closed off from the world and get desperate for feedback before going too far in. Perhaps that's the entrepreneur in me. TL;DR: What I plan to do is treat the middle of my story like its very own beginning and write as if everything that has happened thus far was just a prologue. In my mind, I will even temporarily change the title of the entire work. This is a mental exercise of sorts. What do you think?