I shall edit. This chapter will not get the better of me. I wrote it, I rewrote it a couple of times, and will finish it again today and move forward. It’s these sticking points and getting caught in the minutia that make the joy of writing more like a chore.
I love writing. I can’t live without it. But sometimes, it can be the most frustrating thing in the world.
I feel the same way about it as I do my kids. Love with all of my heart, but sometimes, I just don’t know what to do. So after trying a bit too hard last week, I let it go for a handful of days. Today I will have fresh eyes, see a new way out, crunch the details down, extricate some unnecessary dialogue, and hopefully make it gel with what has gone before, and what follows.
Because what follows is really good.