I have been stuck in the same scene for...probably a month now? And considering that I'm writing this book out of order anyway, I should just hop to a different one, right? Wrong! This scene is now my personal nemesis, and I am bound and determined to get to the end of it. It will not beat me!
I had a bit of a block going on with it anyway, as it's one of those turning points in the book where big things are revealed. I always kind of freeze up w/these types of scenes, because I know I'm going to get something wrong, but I really want to get it right the first time. And in first drafts, that just doesn't happen.
I need to just give myself permission to let it suck. Like: Let it goooo!!! (none of us are familiar w/that phrase whatsoever...) That should be my mantra from now on for first drafts: Let it suuuuck!!! ;)
Also, some exciting stuff happened yesterday around here-- the cover reveal for Circuits and Slippers (designed by the amazing Najla Qamber)!! I love it so much, that I'm going to show it off two days in a row! (sorry to all of you who've already seen it) =D
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