Someone once told me, there comes a tipping point when the work you’ve been putting into something starts to pay off.
There also comes a point when you have to go in another direction because the path you are on has hit a dead-end. Something every writer has encountered. You just know when you’ve made a wrong move and need to cut or rewrite major sections from your text because you have to go in another direction to get to the next place, the next scene. The next moment in the story.
But then, there are the times when you know you must continue. This is the story you were meant to write and no matter what, you’re going to buckle down and do the work required to finish it. You will work on it every day and make it happen. You will write the book of your dreams.
Two days ago, I felt like I had hit tipping point number two, the dead-end. But I didn’t stop working on the story. In a way, I stepped away from it, but in the end, I discovered another way.
First, I did what successful authors do. I put my butt in the chair, even though I felt like sitting in front of the T.V. with a box of donuts, a bottle of wine and my coloring book, probably not unlike a lot of people. I let my feelings out over the keyboard until the words started coming together into a new piece of my story, the one I needed to take the next step in the direction I needed to go.
I broke through writer’s block by writing. Go figure.
Here’s a sentence from my work today that I’m connecting with on many levels.
“I feel like I’ve been shaken awake from a dream I didn’t know I was having.” – Excerpt, Family Dysfunction. NaNoWriMo 2016 Project.
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