“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.” – D.H. Lawrence
There comes a point when fiddling with a recipe too much spoils the food.
There comes the time when you have made too many edits, and the story is lost.
Sometimes, it’s best to just let it sit there. Let it love. A good chilli cooking on the stove is like that. Just let it sit, and be. Don’t touch it, don’t add to it. You can go back and sample it later on, and you’ll know when it’s done. Just turn down the heat, let it simmer for a little longer.
All it needs is a little time on it’s own.
A good story idea will come back to you when it’s left alone. But sometimes it’s best to just let it love.
I’ve got 3 bigger story ideas that I’ve promised to do a second draft on. Novel length ideas mind you. I’m revamping the main themes for the first to help out the interplay of characters, and possibly for the internal story arcs. The second project may go a completely different route than the original. And the third, may not even get touched at all. I may just have to let it sit for a little while. And I’m okay with any of these just sitting for a little while longer.
Rest assured, I’m going to do more writing. I am going to finish stories. Some of these may become serials, some might not show up on here at all. Some of it, just might. But for now…
I’m still here, writing, letting it love,