Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together…

We want to feel good. Who doesn’t? We want to feel good about ourselves. We want to feel good about our writing. Doubt is a writer killer and we’d do just about anything to remove doubt so we can be successful.

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

Determination. Confidence. Excellent writing. We crave these things.

Here’s the kicker: Giving into doubt creates more doubt.

If NaNoWriMo slips away year after year and you’ve yet to complete a project then you might want to listen to this. There are two major writing spirals I’ve experienced and witnessed. My focus is on NaNo because its a microcosm for the writing experience, but what I’m referring to is in no way restricted to it…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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