"The More I Learn, the Less I Know"
I know I've heard that phrase somewhere, and man, does it have to be quite so true?? Back before I learned the techniques of writing - and there is PLENTY for me to still learn - I had great creativity. Ideas where everywhere, characters danced in my head... it was a great life. All I had to do was jot them all down and work on my current MS. I rarely dealt with writer's block, of course I rarely stayed with one MS long enough to get any blockage.
In trying to fix that problem I slammed head first into a dozen more. Now I worry about pacing, character development, GMC, the hero's journey.... blah, blah, blah. All during my first draft. And I think that's where my problem is. Yeah, of course I should worry about all that some, but I am a natural born pansters, and I've bound and gagged my creativity so much it's rebelled against me. I need to just get back to the basics. Enjoy writing again. Let it flow from my fingers and worry about all the details AFTER I get that first draft banged out.
So this is me. Getting back to the basics. Back to when I knew more and less at the same time.