In other words…
That’s just one example of how I worry over small stuff that should wait until the damn book is finished.
Thanks go out to Janice Hardy over at Fiction University for a great reminder in this terrific post on writing first and fixing last.
Things I want to remember about writing…
- The novel doesn’t have to be planned and structured to the last detail before I start writing.
- Complete the thought and don’t worry about crossing every t and dotting every eye. Time for that later.
- Don’t worry about too many characters in a draft. You can delete those who don’t pull their weight later during editing.
- Writing a scene where a character has a freak out, don’t worry if’s too over the top. During editing, you can calm her ass down if needed.
- About world building… Get the world down in that first draft. You can flesh out and make the world more real during editing.
- It’s okay for my first draft to be a mess.
- It’s okay that inconsistencies and scattered thoughts fill my first draft. I can yank out anything that doesn’t fit later.
- It’s okay to throw everything and anything in my novel. Just like dirty dishes, I can wash, dry and put in proper place later.
Click and read this post by Janice and see if you find a few tips to free your creative writing muse.
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