I'm sure everyone who has tried to write a story, whether it be a short story or a novel or whathaveyou, has experienced this. You've got a story in your head and it wants to be told. It's yearning to be told, straining against the huge round bone that is your skull. (Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration but you know what I mean. I hope...) My point is, you know all about it, got the characters at least moderately developed, you know all the big points of the plot (especially the climax and rising action), and you can see the setting in your head and everything is there and ready to go. However, when you try to put it on the page, no matter how you tell it the story never seems to come out right.
I ask cause I'm 100 pages into a new fantasy trilogy of who knows how long (longer than anything I've written before, certainly--which is a 350 page book if you're wondering). Only a few places in all those 100 pages feel right.
So to anyone who has experienced this and been able to work through it, what was it you did? What worked for you?