I’ve been reworking “Warrior” forever. It’s my sequel. I adore my main character, she’s dear to me and an ass-kicking adventurer.
But when it comes to final touches, I am just NOT feeling it.
There’s no writer’s block getting to me now, my ideas are flowing along, I am just sort of…stuck.
So, I gave myself permission to do something crazy. I set it aside. I worked on other projects. I wrote different material. I spent some time re-reading and fleshing out details on a minor character.
I did not stay the course.
And I realized something.
It’s okay that I went into two other projects. It’s okay that I left Warrior simmering on a back burner. It’s okay to go off course, because it’s helped me get back on course.
I think it can be all too easy for us to become rigid and inflexible with ourselves. We operate with daily goals, word count or time, we set a schedule and try to stick to it. But if something pulls you back from your own words, listen to that instinct.
Let go, just a little bit.
As long as you keep writing, you’re not really off course at all.
Blessings to you all.