Halfway There

It may be scary to pick up a story from where you left off, maybe edited halfway, feeling everything is going perfect, but if you edit just a few more paragraphs you'll screw everything up.

I have these fears quite often, and I have to do something about them otherwise things won't get done.

I freeze up, then say I'll put it off for next time. But when next time comes I put it off, that YouTube video is so much easier to watch. 

I'm tired. 

I have to check my social media. 

Etc. 

So what I'm planing is to read the whole story through. Just push on through and get the entire story back into my mind. 

If there is a part I get stuck on, I'm going to push past it and keep editing until I get to the end. 

Maybe I'll highlight the part where I was stuck, or for a sentence that doesn't sound right. 

I'll then go back to it later, after I've gone through the entire story. Now it's fresh in my mind. I know where it's going. I know what needs to be done with that highlighted sentence, perhaps. 

See? 

Well, it sounds good. Lets see what happens. 

Try it, let me know what you think. 

Get through the entire story, then go back. See what you find. 

Oh, and if the story isn't written yet, start writing and don't stop until you get to the end. Even if you have fifty pages at the end, you can always cut things down. 

Just get it out. You're halfway there, don't stop now! I know I won't. 

WCM








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