Detour Ahead – Part 1

What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.” Anonymous

The one piece of advice I give about writing is: keep going, get it down and save revision for later. For me, editing is so much easier than creation. And when I’m honest with myself I admit it’s my way of procrastinating. I don’t know where I’m going so why not tinker. But if I continue to fix and revise what I have, I’ll never get the project done. Realizing this little tidbit helped me get my first novel done.

I’m about to shake things up, take a detour.

I have printed the pages of my third manuscript this week with the intention of reading what I have and making changes longhand.

I feel a little lost at the moment with my project. Not sure where I’m going. I tell myself to keep at it anyway, but if feels a bit hollow. I’m not committed, although I have to say the more I go forward the more I discover the story. Hm, perhaps I should rethink this diversion.

Still it’s good to shake things up a bit and see where it takes me. Stay tuned. I’ll likely have more to say about this in the next blog.

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