It's not that doubt disappears when I write, it just seems less important, unrelated to the actual story. I'm so engrossed in telling the story, that anything else fades.
So the obvious solution to doubt is to write, wouldn't you say?
Linda thought I was getting to some crux chapters too quickly, and I sensed she was right. Then again, I didn't just want filler.
At the same time, I felt like I needed a couple of more characters.
So last night, just before bed, I realized I needed a woman for romantic interest. And at the same time, I thought it would be fun to delve a little into the history of Gangster Golems.
I'd already made the main protagonist a history major having a hard time finding a job after college, so decided this woman can be someone he knows, who gets tangled up in the events of the story.
Cool. Two problems solved very elegantly. I love that little storytelling subconscious part of my brain. It's been chaffing for years, apparently.
6 days ago