Fix It

frostThe hardest promises to keep are the ones you make to yourself. You can’t blame anyone else for breaking it—if you do, you are punishing yourself twice over. Just a few days into the year, and find myself running dry of words, how am I going to keep this blog running? Since I wasn’t keen on doing either, I looked up remedies to overcome writers block, and I was left wondering what kind of ‘block’ I fit into, when this one line caught my eye.

Your outline has a major flaw and you just won’t admit it. You can’t get from A to C, because B makes no sense. The characters won’t do the things that B requires them to do, without breaking character. Or the logic of the story just won’t work with B. If this is the case, you already know it, and it’s just a matter of attacking your outline with a hacksaw….
…There’s nothing wrong with taking a slight detour, or going off on a tangent, and seeing what happens. Maybe you’ll find a cooler transition between those two moments, maybe you’ll figure out where your story really needs to go next. And most likely, there’s something that needs to happen with your characters at this point in the story, and you haven’t hit on it yet. (Read the complete post here)

And it got me thinking. Why do we struggle with detours? Change is inevitable and as much as we like the predictable, we’d never know what we’re made of if we’re never tested! Sure, we have everything we need to sail through our life today, but we always run the risk of becoming co-dependent in our independence. So when someone asks you the Selene Gomez questions in life, you need to have an answer for yourself, no one else…

Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep?
Who’s waking up to drive you home when you’re drunk and all alone?
Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
It ain’t me

When you have no one, it has to just be only you!

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