I was working on a new scene for my serial novel today and was getting frustrated after the first 300 words. I went out to the living room, lay down on the couch, and put my head on my sweetie’s lap. Here’s how the conversation went.
Her: “How’s it going?
Me: “Like crap.”
“Everything I write sucks.”
“Is it a first draft?”
“Well then, it’s just important to get the ideas down. You can fix the writing later. So you say, ‘See Dick run into Dick’s dick.’ You can rewrite it later. Although I’m not sure why you’d want two characters named Dick.”
That got me laughing. I went back into the office to write some more.
Gotta love these little motivational talks with my sweetie. Thanks, hon!