Tuesday, July 28, 2015



I've had a number of posts I've shared from Melissa Bowersock. This is another great one. Sometimes we think we have everything lined up for a story only to discover we need to take a detour. Melissa explains, on the Indies Unlimited website offering, that maybe the decision isn't as difficult as you might imagine. Or is it?

I have only included a snippet below. Go to the link above and read the article in its entirety. Well worth your time.

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Writing: Stay the Course or Follow the Muse?

For the past nine months or so, I’ve been working on a book that almost refuses to flow. I love the story, get excited about the ideas floating around in my head, but every time I sit down to work on it, it’s like pulling teeth. I don’t know what it is that makes it difficult. I have much of the story line mapped out, I know the arc of the characters, I know how it all ends, but I feel like I have to almost literally drag the details out of my keyboard. Nine months and five chapters. Not a good pace.
Not that I care about my own pace. I have no deadlines, so if a book takes three months or twenty, it doesn’t matter so long as I get it done and I’m satisfied with it. However, I would really like it to be a bit easier than it has been.
But then, one day, the kernel of a new idea popped into my brain . . .

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