Yes! We are now at number thirty five. Who’da thunk?
We have four chickens and a TURKEY.
And I’m going on a walk.
PLUS I’m trying to figure out HOW to make this murder mystery shape up. I have the most of the words. Now I need to put them in order.
This writing prompt requires no pen, no paper, no computer.
Give yourself 30 minutes private time where you just think.
Close your eyes.
Imagine your book, published.
Let the ideas come to you, think about the way the story unwinds, and then think about those trouble spots.
How might you fix them?
What could help?
No need to push or worry or struggle.
Just relax. Imagine that book in your hands.
If you take a nap, who cares? You went to sleep thinking of your novel.
Let your brain work out those troubles while you shower, or nap, or wash dishes.
Envisioning, relaxing, letting your brain help you, all of these things are a pretty cool part of the process of writing. When you finally come upon a fix, it almost feels magical, like the Muse stepped in. But no. It was you.