… no matter how much you think you know better… you probably don’t. The story knows.
So, I’m still writing. Yes, yes, I know, I haven’t kept you updated… been too busy writing, or thinking up marketing strategies for HEALER’S TOUCH – often having to remind myself that the best marketing strategy for HT is to get WARRIOR’S TOUCH out there…
But I just felt like sharing something…
This may not be true for everyone, but for me, it really is: my stories write themselves, and if I try to go against them, I get stifled.
I’ve been reminded of this fact a couple of times recenty.
A few weeks ago I had an idea for WT. I thought “That’ll be really cool, and according to well-established story beats, a good time for that to happen would be… later in the story.” Cool, I thought. I have something to work towards.
I kept pushing on, telling myself “Come on, write, there’s good stuff coming.” Not that I thought what I was writing at the time was terrible, or even bad. I was just struggling to find momentum in my writing.
Then I had an epiphany. That idea that I thought would work best coming later in the story could easily