Well I’m back for more. Why you ask? Because irony is not lost on me.
This brings me to Sin #4, the Sin of Incompletion. What is this exactly? Well alot of new writers and I’m sure some old ones too, sometimes get lost inside their story, and not in the good kind of way. It’s when instead of first getting your entire story out there and completely written, you get lost inside the sentences and paragraphs until you become stagnant. You go back over each line re-chewing it again, and again, and again, as you desperately try to create ‘The Perfect Sentence’ until finally, if you’re lucky, someone smacks you upside the head and resets your record player for you.
Ya gotta know when to table something and say to yourself, ‘Well, it ain’t pretty, but I’ll come back to that later’. Rewrites are there for a reason so keep them in their proper place. First and most important you need to get the idea down, let the story pour itself out and be whatever it will be and worry about the finer details later. Writing is the one time you’re encouraged to go ahead and start with dessert first and leave the boring meat and potato stuff for later. Dig in! 😉
Tammy’s Tip of the Week
Want a challenge? Get someone you know that happens to strongly dislike the genre you’re writing in and force them to read it. If they should happen to take pity on you and actually read it….and dare I say, like it? Well then, good job eh? 😉