by Shelt Garner
I’m finally “just writing” again. It’s taken a long time, but here I am. It’s kind of a lot of fun having to plot out each scene after all this development then watching everything collapse again and again on a scene level. But much of the macro-level stuff is settled now.
The issue is really simply figuring out how to convey the information I want to convey within each scene. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. But I really, really have to just not over think things at this point. The point is to simply get the story down.
There’s a reason why they say don’t let people read your first draft — it’s going to suck, no matter what. I was all excited about the first scene then I realized how much is really, really sucked. But I’m not going to spin my wheels, trying to make it perfect.
I’ve done enough wheel spinning already.
Time to write.
You can’t edit a blank page.