You know, writer's block is supposed to be over once you type "the end." I mean, that's the deal, right? Well, now I'm rewriting early sections, so it's completely new stuff and, guess what... yeah, you read the title.
I'm not sure if writer's block is even the proper term. I planned out The Paladin with a lot of sticky notes, a lot of plotting, and a lot of talking things out. Now I'm adding a new section, but I'm so impatient to get done with this edit that I'm not taking the proper time to map out scenes.
Don't get me wrong, I certainly wrote down a summary of what I want, but I haven't gone into the finer details like I did with the grand story. This has led to me writing a scenes, then rewriting it, then deleting it all, then banging my head against the desk over and over. Rinse, wash, repeat. That's not to say I haven't made progress, because I have, it's just annoying to watch a good stream of consciousness get interrupted by me either thinking, "eh... that could be better," or worse, "eh... that's a little wordy for my current word count."
So now I'm trying to reconcile my brain with my heart. I know I need to just write and press forward and worry about editing it later, but I'm already in the editing stage! I have editing on my mind! Gah!
No worries. Just another speed bump on the road to publishing. I will get this done. -insert finger guns-
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