When we're writing a story, and we end up in the muddy middle, we have to just continue. We have to quit talking about it, quit relying on the new and shiny to keep us going. We have to roll up our sleeves and work our way through it.
It seems as though it's the same with the writing journey. Eventually we end up in a place where the shiny has gone. Like a romantic relationship, the passion and excitement sustain us for only so long, and we have to decide to commit or move on. If we choose to commit, the dynamic changes and we move into a new stage of our relationship. It's not less than, it's just different. We continue at a more stable and longer-lasting pace.
And that's what I've been thinking about lately.
Eventually we have to just continue.
And, you know, that sounds so serious! Aagh! Why do I always sound so serious when I do these posts?
What have you been thinking about lately?