Your Own Advice is often the hardest to follow 4


Daily Word Count: 2143

The cumulative meter hit over 26K today … except, as I’m looking at my story the last couple days, I’ve been thinking I need to adjust the starting. I think that’s why I’ve slowed down recently.

So Gizmo Guy in his infinite wisdom quoted someone wise:

“Stop looking back and write forward! Finish the story first. Everything can be fixed in the second draft!”

He gave Leah a stern look and continued, “Isn’t that what you kept telling me?”

“Um, yeah.” Leah scuffed her toe into the ground. She’s pretty sure she sent an email to Dani recently saying exactly that. Marley too. Now she’s really embarrassed. Talk about being hit over the head with your own bat.

(Now why did I turn that into third person … habit I guess.)


4 thoughts on “Your Own Advice is often the hardest to follow

  • Dani

    So true and I totally needed it. I can do great editing for others and can’t see my own BLATANT errors. 🙂 We all need to be reminded of our great advice.

    You’re a great writer, just keep going forward.

  • Sue L

    HAha about the third person scene. 🙂 and “GOOD” for GG with with his excellent advice. …just keep going forward.

  • Wylie Kinson

    LOL!!!
    Wish I could take that advice! Alas,… I’m rewriting chapter one for the 7th time (sadly, no exaggeration) and I’m running into week 4 of revving the engines without ever getting into drive mode. Grrrr.
    I’m this close *holding up thumb and forefinger* to scrapping this project and moving on to something else.

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