The Sun’s Still Rising
BEFORE I BEGIN:
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BACK TO THE POST:
My problem is I’m too hard on myself. My other problem is I let myself off the hook too easily.
I don’t allow myself to be flexible. I allow myself to quit when the going gets tough.
I never used to be like this. Honest. Something went bad… In my search to increase productivity, I broke myself. That, my friends, is irony.
Anyway, I took my handwritten pages for Midnight Shrine and typed up the first two, then thought it was a waste of time because all of it would be rewritten anyway, so instead I typed up the page headings and listed them as scenes in Scrivener. There are two main narrative threads in Midnight Shrine and one is coming to me clearer, so I’m going to write that one first. I’d rather work linearly, but every time I think about the beginning my brain seizes with panic.
Every book is different. For this book, my gut is telling me to start with the easier of the threads, so that’s what I’m gonna do.