I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t have been for my meddling brain and it’s memory of what I had posted earlier in the day.

I was working on the outline for the novel and found myself staring at the screen for 10 minutes, doing nothing.

This doesn’t make any sense, I thought to myself. I can’t do anything else until I figure out how to fix this plot hole. Guess I’ll just go read.

Fix it later, you jackhole.

Wha?! Hey, who said that?! Who’s there!?

It’s me, or you, er.. just keep moving, idiot.

But… but what about all the work I’ll put in and then realize that it was all worthless and I need to start over anyway?

You mean the actual writing you’ll need to do that will help you improve and get better? And then you may have to go back and write some more to get even More Betterer™? Perish the thought…

Yeah, yeah.. Okay…

And that’s how I kept moving.


0 thoughts on “Busted!

  1. Exactly! I’ve often been writing a scene and think, this isn’t fitting with the story at all. Why am I writing this scene? Then I say to myself, “Meh. Write it and see where it goes. Who knows what you may get out of it.”

    1. I’ve actually had scenes or characters or ideas that didn’t fit into my main plot spin off into a sub-plot or a completely new story that was better than the original!

    2. Once again, it all comes back to just moving forward. As soon as I lose that momentum, at least in my case, its hard to pick up steam again.

  2. Love it! It’s the old wisdom of watching your step now instead of worrying about the obstacles way out in front of you. You may not even go through them. The course could change before you get there.

  3. Remember, if you’re not writing, you’re not a writer. You’re just a guy who likes to think and talk about writing.

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