How to Deal With the Real-Life “Plot Twists” That Keep You From Writing


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how to deal with the real life plot twists that keep you from writing.

Meg Dowell Writes

There’s no way to predict the future.

Unexpected things happen all the time. There are so many things we can plan for — but so many more things we can’t. And it can be frustrating when these things interfere with our writing schedules. Even when the things standing in our way are very important to us.

What do you do, when “business as usual” just isn’t possible?

Here’s how to deal with the unexpected, whether you have to stop writing completely for awhile or you just need to do less.

Scale back your production

Sometimes, stuff happens. It’s not always under your control, and it can feel like you’ve lost ownership of pretty much everything in your life. But there are some things you still can control, like what you write, when, and how much.

If you can’t go at the pace you normally do for the time being, but…

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