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Don’t rush it

Buffering helps.

David Gane
David Gane
1 min read

There are a lot of reasons to get the story finished.

A few might be:

  • You don’t actually want to write it in the first place.
  • Getting started is always a pain in the ass.
  • Doing the work takes time and energy.
  • It may take a lot more in the tank than you have.
  • You just want to share it and get feedback.

But don’t force it and don't push it out the door before it’s ready. Take your time to give it a thorough chance.

The hardest thing is sometimes not to rush it. Give yourself time for a solid first draft and a proper couple of edits. The only way any of this can happen is by not rushing it.

So practice allowing it to happen. Add a buffer. Give yourself plenty of a runway.  

You, your writing, and your reader all deserve it.

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.