For the first time in life, I’m actually sticking to my weekly writing goals. How?
Step 1: The Muse graces you with a Shiny New Idea!
Step 2: You frantically tap out the idea on the Notes section of your phone. (This often happens in bed, in the shower, at a social function, or walking down the street. The Muse cares not at all about inconveniencing you.)
Step 3: Life, Responsibilities, and Your Current Project remind you you don’t have time to work on this idea yet.
Step 4: You sneakily work on it anyways between Life, Responsibilities, and Your Current Project with more Notes section tapping (usually on the subway).
Step 5: You spend an entire afternoon on baby-naming sites because your characters need names, and not just any names, but Meaningful Names That Perfectly Convey their Personalities.
Step 6: You let the idea stew while you finish your Current Project. More Notes section tapping in inconvenient places ensues.
Step 7: FINALLY, you sit down to write your Shiny New Idea!
Step 8: You organize your notes.
Step 9: You realize you have plot holes the size of Alaska.
Step 10: You despair.
Step 11: You get down to work anyway.
Step 12: You get distracted by the Muse and a New Shiny New Idea.
Step 13: Rinse and repeat.
Did I miss any steps? Let me know!
A wonderful thing has been happening to me lately…
Other than stare at your feet
Happy Monday, writers and readers!
You know those writing days when your writing is flowing like a magical waterfall out of your fingertips and onto the page and you’re practically crying with joy at the brilliance that is you?