Nano 30 Tips for 30 Days: Day 9: Go With the Flow of Your Novel

So, we’re into week 2 now.

Hopefully, you’ve started trusting your characters, and you can keep self-doubt at bay. It’s a case of just sit down and do as many words as you can each day. Keep moving forward.

This is the point where, in one instance, my book switched genres.

Right now, I have to let the book be what it is. I have to trust in it, and in my subconscious. Yes, ultimately, we are the god in the process – we are the creative beings who manipulate and make the decisions in our fictional worlds. But when we consciously try to control too much, we often shoot ourselves in the foot (or in our collective feet).

Letting go, going with the flow, trusting the characters isn’t about losing creative control – it’s about getting in touch with the part of your subconscious that knows what will work better than you do.

So trust it.

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Published in: on November 9, 2015 at 5:00 am  Comments Off on Nano 30 Tips for 30 Days: Day 9: Go With the Flow of Your Novel  
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