Monday, May 14, 2012

Right novel, wrong novel

How do you know you're on the right track?
If something is easy to write, does this mean you should keep going?
If something is hard to write, if every sentence feels like labour, does this mean you should abandon it?
How should writing feel?
What if you are in love with the idea of the story but not the story that is unfolding?
What if another story keeps trying to get your attention, jumping up and down, waving, sometimes throwing rocks at your head? (Small rocks.)
What if one story is like being in a small dark room and the other story is like driving on an open road?
Does it matter that you don't actually know how to drive?
How do you know you're writing the right novel?

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