As I stumble along through the beginnings of this book, as the idea begins to grow and unfurl, I look forward more and more towards each opportunity I have to sit and write. I’ve taken to heed the advice of continuously pushing forward through to finish the first draft and focus only on the big overarching plot points, saving refinement for later. And as I push away the tendency and want to self edit along the path, I find that I’m much more in tune with the rhythm and mood of the story. It’s causing me to focus on the big picture, specifically how to get to the ending. And while riding the wave of events, I feel more aware of what sections need development because I’m allowing them to be there to be developed later.
Not seeking perfection, merely discovery and progress, is giving me more fulfillment and excitement in the work than ever before. I can’t wait to get to the end so that I can go back and rediscover things in my own story.