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I've been listening to the Story Grid Podcast a lot lately, and one thing that keeps coming up, beyond all the great advice on story structure, is the need to just get words on the page, no matter how crappy they might be or how you feel on any given day.
My current problem is getting NEW words on the page each day. I seem to spend most of my time constantly revising parts of projects I'd started in the past and never finished. I just printed out 67 pages of a superhero novel that I had begun as part of a NaNoWriMo project years ago and, while I'm determined to finish it (I've even finished completely plotting it this time!), I still feel bad because so far I haven't actually written any new scenes for it.
Still, I'm emboldened by the fact that I DID write those 67 pages a few years ago, so I know I have it in me to write new stuff. I just have to shake off the cobwebs and push forward.
Tomorrow, I'm writing the first new scene for this superhero project in years. I am simultaneously excited and terrified. It feels good.
Currently reading: Burn, by James Patrick Kelly