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Five Drafts of the First Six Chapters...

In the shower this morning I was reflecting on the first five drafts of the first six chapters of my next young reader sci-spirit-o-pocalyptic adventure (SEE book 1) and some things struck me about the draft I finally decided to run with...


  1. No one else will know any different. I mean, they won't know what I could have done to kick off the novelette so I can rest confident in my decision.

  2. Another writer would have done it differently. Of course they would have. But then again, they would have done it all differently. And then it wouldn't be my story to tell. So who cares!

  3. When I consider my audience, my story-vision, and my desire to create something I'd want to read, I'm content and even excited about the path I've chosen. What's the alternative? To continue writing a script I already wish I'd done different?

  4. Sometimes, like after five, ten, or even fifteen false starts it's time to decide, build on the decision, and trust the process. It was time to trust the process.


How do you move forward?


Or are you stuck? For how long?


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