Erin Green Author - blog
Here goes, honesty at its best. I spent Monday writing as usual, but by the end of my session I felt ‘meh’ about the scenes I’d written. I didn’t have the spark of satisfaction that usually accompanies my ‘end of work’. Monday night, my brain wouldn’t leave it alone – it mulled over the whys and wherefores until I started writing on Tuesday. Tuesday was a repeat of Monday.
Wednesday dawns along with the realisation that, despite being a planned plot line, my imagination simply isn’t happy with my story.
From experience, I know the action required: a plot rethink and pruning.
Today, I have spent the morning removing 10,470 words from my current project then ‘cut and paste’ another 27,000ish words rearranging the sequence to please my brain.
Done and dusted. My brain is now happy and I can continue to write.
P.S. the 10,470 words aren’t officially trashed - they are dumped into a new document and clearly labelled for a future book. Authors never delete; we simply recycle unwanted scenes.