On Rivers and Jackhammers

Monday, June 24

photo by Christina Stackhouse

I have spent the last two weeks essentially taking a jackhammer to the 1st and 2nd acts of Book Three, trying to not only delete the words I’ve already written, but to erase the wagon ruts those words have created in my mind so I can envision new ones.

Which is why, for me, it is so unhelpful to just get words down every day and why paying too much attention to word daily counts goals can be so detrimental—because the wrong words aren’t only unhelpful, but they can end up derailing the RIGHT words that I will ultimately need to find. [click to continue…]