I didn’t want to step away from this draft when it was done. I wanted to just go back to page 1 and start the third draft of TE right away. I know well enough how much work I still have to do, after all. I didn’t want to waste any more time.
But I made myself step away. “A week,” I told myself. “At the least, you have to take a week off. Find other stories to work on in the meantime.”
So I did. And late last night, it began happening.
Things began going clickety click.
Oh, if I add this at the beginning, we’ll have a sense of overarching tension.
Oh, if I let this happen here, I can get rid of these tedious chapters in which the characters talk and talk, trying to figure out how to make that thing happen.
Maybe somehow I can explain this back here …
Maybe I can move that there …
Maybe I no longer need this after all …
Right. If I keep up this not-writing a bit longer, I might actually get some serious work done. 🙂