Hat tip to K.d. McCrite:
- 10 Things Writers Can Learn From A Brick, noveldoctor.com
As for the ‘writing,’ (I’m supposing that’s what you’d call it, although Researcher Who Won’t Stop is more like it), I discovered I put my people in the wrong place by about five kilometers (for me, the 5K make a difference). Since I first settled on the location, I thought I’d got the borderline-in-question correct, but in looking at Google maps, I see I was off. If I wasn’t writing slowly enough already (1/4 of the first story and 2 short stories), finding out the people were on the wrong side of the ‘tracks’ was like a tree in the road — I could get around it, but it would take work. Luckily, the Google map exercise reminded me of Google Earth, and I’m pretty sure my people are now in an appropriate place.
So, now to be like a brick, and stay on task, not get discouraged*, not be perfect but be OK with it, and stop wasting time.
* In Duchess of Death, I learned that Agatha Christie wrote a play in 6 weeks.