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Blow It Out Of The Literary Water

Have you ever been so freaking excited that you can’t even force yourself to sit down for long amounts of time? Well, that is exactly how I feel right now. Last night, I was writing until it felt like my fingers were going to fall off and then an explosion of happiness and joy tore through me like a Molotov Cocktail.

20,000 words. Yes, little wizards, the second big milestone flew past me at the speed of light and brought with it a feeling of reassurance and confidence. It was like the word’s way of reminding me that I can do this. And… now you’re probably wondering what that has to do with you. Well, now I’m here to remind you about how amazing it feels to pass one of your writing goals and still have more juice left in you to keep going.

So, I’m going to play the little angel on your shoulder for a moment and remind you that you can do it. There’s only 30,000 words left to go, and you’ll probably pass the finish line with flying colors.

So, it’s advice time.

If you’re feeling like you’re running out of ideas or don’t know how to continue, let the characters take control. These little people you’ve created all have personalities and free thoughts, just let them use them. Characters are like people… they will do their own thing. Don’t try to force them to bend to your will and your plot… just let them be free and the plot will move with them. Sure, not everything will go as you planned, but it’s a little hard to force something that isn’t coming at the same time.

When your fingers hit the keyboard, or you grip that pen and put it to the paper, just let it go. Let the characters out to live their lives… because it’s their story that you’re writing.

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