“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes…


“…What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” ~ Jim Rohn, Author & Speaker

nanobannerlogo_biggerAre you on the fence with your novel? Did you hit a fork in the plot road? Pick a path and go with it! You need to just keep writing. Be sure to make note, though, of the other options you were contemplating. If the road you took hits a dead end, you can always go back and write from the second idea you wanted to follow in your plot. (In December!)

Write your scenes out of order, if you feel pulled in a new direction. Type in the word “transition” if you can’t figure out how to get from here to there, and go back to it later.
This is fun part of writing, people!
Following your characters around, feeling the items they pick up in their hands, delving into the memories they present for you. It’s the muse, baby.
First drafts are crap.

Accept it. Just get the story out of you on onto the paper. Keep it hidden from the world until you can go back and sculpt in the intricate details, flesh out scenes and weave in the subliminal hints to the climax.

How many words have you written today?

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed under Advice, Believe, Fiction, NaNoWriMo, Novels, Perseverance, writing inspiration

2 responses to ““It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes…

  1. You’ve got that ‘crap’ part right. Having me a regular ol crap fest over here with my novel, hehe…but I’m taking your suggestions. Thanks for the motivation!!

  2. Ha-Ha! It’s kind of fun, though, isn’t it? I’m finally releasing my inner editor and it will be December and time for her to return soon! Ugh!
    Glad to motivate, anytime!
    P.S. email me your user name on NaNo so we can be “buddies!”

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