Letting it go

DebE —  April 21, 2012 — 1 Comment

So, I’ve been a bit stifled, lately. Sure, I’ve been writing a good 800+ words on the WIP progress per day, but I haven’t been moving forward at that rate. Last night, I finally had the “Ah ha” moment that I feel is going to let me move forward.

Thing is, I have a general outline prepared, and then as I get closer to bigger events I start thinking about them with regards to what’s happened so far, and I flesh them out in my mind, and make notes, and start building toward them, write them and then work on the recovery. That is the theory,anyway. The problem I was having with this particular scene, though, was that I had these images in my mind, but I couldn’t  feasibly make the scene happen the way I had it in mind. About a week ago, I had an “ah ha” moment that improved it, but I was still stuck with my original idea, and was still trying to figure out how to make it happen, believably. Yeah. Not happening.

And, last night, I had the “Ah ha” moment I mentioned originally, and it was that I should let go of my original image for the scene. And, suddenly, what I need to happen can happen, and I don’t have to twist and fold my characters in unbelievable ways to make it happen.


Currently playing on Winamp: “Find our way” – Our Lady Peace (Curve).  Yeah …




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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