I will be spending a good part of my free time reading now. For a few reasons, the least being all the Barnes & Noble dollars my all-knowing family have bestowed on me this holiday season. The most of which is-- I feel the need for inspiration and guidance right now in my own writing. So, my posts for a while will probably consist of little sparklies I encounter on my dig that I will be moved to share here.
I have started my search for guidance with Stephen King's ON WRITING. Here's a very good piece of advice from it:
(He's talking about things he's learned) "Running a close second was the realization that stopping a piece of work because it's hard, either emotionally or imaginatively is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it."
Really? I know it gets hard sometimes and you have to push through a scene. I've definitely been there. But, when do you know when to let a story go and when to push on?
Right now I really want to dump my whole story because changing it would be harder than starting over. Do I just want to dump it because it's hard then?
This is the first question I need to answer for myself.
198,000 words. Am I dead from the get-go?
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