|There are a thousand people in my head screaming. All the time. And all at once.|
Yeah. Thanks for that.
But I have conquered that. Writing advice is just that, and these days I break "the rules" succinctly and frequently. That is why you won't see much advice on FW anymore.
Make your own way. Make your own rules. Make your own fiction.
But I still get demoralized. Why?
It's the writing itself.
I seem to get lost easily, you see. That is why the transition from writing short fiction to writing novels was a challenge for me. I write myself into a corner with ease. I become demoralized trying to write myself out of it.
And for me, when I become demoralized I hide from it. I pretend the writing isn't there. I suppose that makes me a broken writer.
So I became a plotter, and yes, that seemed to help.
But my plotting is not perfect yet.
And still I write myself into a corner. I can't quite get the knack of it. I watched a Youtube video once that told me I needed to plot to a length of 1/10. 100,000 word novel? 10,000 word plot outline. I'm not quite there yet, and I can't find the video. *Sigh* So I go on, writing myself into a corner. I don't do it on plot points. No. I do it in stupid places. Set pieces, if you will. I just don't plot them because I know what is going to happen.
Until I write it. Or try to, at least.
My point? I don't have one. I'm just...
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