So today while I was editing, I had an a-ha moment.
Since I’ve started editing my first draft, there are times that I feel like an indecisive bride trying to choose a cake flavor. Today I realized that I have a ton of little decisions about my project that I need to just sit down and figure out. Things like the name of the town that my MC lives in . Seems simple right? That one decision alone has given me many sleepless nights and almost driven me to drink!
The thing I’m learning, is that those little things can add up. And for me that’s happening because I’ve been reluctant to make final decisions. Why is that? I think it’s because for the longest time I was afraid of that finality. What if I make the wrong decision? What if I regret my decision? You’d think I was trying to defuse a bomb instead of just choosing a town name!
Today I finally had enough. I decided I was going to sit down, gather all my notes and make some decisions. And you know what? I did it. And nothing blew up.
More and more I’m finding that the key to me finally finishing my edit, is me coming face to face with my fears and dealing with them.
One at a time…