Writer Brain, Oh Writer Brain

Why are you so fickle?

I know the answer, of course.  My writer brain has been unfocused lately because I have been unfocused lately.  I have not kept regular working hours (or days, for that matter), nor kept myself focused on any single project (of which I have too many in need of work even were I the most disciplined and undistracted of writers).  When I do that, my writer brain goes into tinkering mode, and thinks about whichever projects it feels like thinking about.  Sometimes they are even the project I’m supposed to be working on.  For instance, the other day I realized I needed to go back and kill somebody off in my novel-in-progress, both to crank up the pathos and also to provide some motivation a little later on for my protag to think about turning into a good guy.  I even went back and started in on changing what I needed to change (there was also a firearm to dispense of; way too powerful a tool to put in the protag’s hands at this point in the game).  I’ve also had some notions about Cowboys and Indians, which I think will be pretty good once I get through this next revision.

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