Natasha Raulerson

It’s An Author Thing: Part Two

Remember that dreading of the manuscript thing we talked about in the last post? Yeah. That It's An Author Thinghappens. We all know it.

It’s an author thing.

I opened Scrivener, with the full intent of not touching my current WIP today and instead plotting something new that’s been bouncing around in my head for a while. Those little plot bunnies are devious sometimes and will not stop hippity hopping until you flesh them out. Doesn’t mean I’d write it quick, fast, and in a hurry, but it would give me a break from my current MS and let my brain decompress.

When you open Scrivener, your most recent project opens with it. In my case, my current WIP. I noticed, not only did I leave off in the middle of a paragraph, but in the middle of a sentence. I don’t usually do that.

It's An Author ThingMy eye twitched. A compulsion hit. I just wanted to finish the sentence.

Then the paragraph.

Then the next thing I know I’ve written 600 words in this scene.

When you don’t want to write, but the compulsion forces you to write, and then you’re happy because not only do you want to write more, but the words are actually flowing really, really well.

It’s an author thing.

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