Changing Direction – in Writing and in Life

Why did I reblog this? I have not read Lisa’s book, and Lisa’s post is not the sort of thing I usually post. I think what Lisa wrote struck a chord because I have always felt troubled when I felt that urge to follow the crowd. It isn’t that difficult to see the cliff the crowd is marching towards, but it is so hard to find the courage to point to it.

Remember that story about the king with no clothes (THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES by Hans Christian Andersen). Same problem, but only a little boy who did not know any better could blurt out the obvious. The king was walking around in public without any clothing. Even the king did not have the courage to admit the obvious.

Why has THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES’ remained a popular favorite. I suspect it strikes that same chord that Lisa’s post struck in me everyone who reads it.

What about that picture at the beginning of Lisa’s post? What is that all about? Trying to describe it, and you will figure it out.

Write Side of the Road

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I’ve been struggling to finish any of my WIP (works-in-progress) for the past two years, since I finished and published “Against the Tide” in 2021. I can’t imagine why this has happened. It’s not like there have been any distractions or things that would sap me of any motivation (sarcasm).

I started my current WIP as a sort of therapeutic novel for myself. It’s out of my usual genre (women’s fiction) and it’s in tune with what we’ve been experiencing the past two years. The problem is that I’m a “pantser.” If you aren’t familiar with the term, “pantsers” are writers who “write by the seat of their pants.” We generally don’t plot and let the story come to us organically. Here’s the problem with that…a lot of unfinished works and a LOT of editing. But I’ve tried plotting, and I just can’t do it.

I was forty chapters in…

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