The Paranoid Writer

When Life Gets in the Way

Getting Too Bogged Down

I’m getting too bogged down in the details of my manuscript.  Right now, I’m so concerned about logistics that I’m forgetting to let go and have some fun with my book. You know, fun?  Writing can be fun sometimes, instead of some struggle with demons.  My mentor always said that when he wrote each night, he would ask for one sentence, just one sentence of beauty.  It’s true.  Amidst all the gook I produce each day in writing, one sentence of beauty would be a gift.  You have to let go, free from constraint, free from how does setting A go to setting B.  Of course, you have to get

Relax and Start Writing

back and fix the logistics, but you also have to let it flow when the details are making you nuts.  The question is: How do you relax and write at the same time?  A glass of wine, perhaps?

March 24th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

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