Someone commented the other day how I have taken a 180-degree reversal on structure but there is more to it than that. I have changed how I do things:
- I have a writing partner. This is the most important one. I have someone to talk to, bounce ideas off, push me along, and support me in ways I suspect I still don’t realize.
- We write 3 hours a week. Once we pushed it to 6 hours and it was too much. I am relaxed, I hang out with my family. I pursue other artistic interests.
- Save the Cat has helped clarify some thoughts that I had been sticking on.
I read this story of the monks from How Not to Write and felt it was a suitable story for where I am.