Sunday, December 4, 2011

The right road

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If I'm on the right road, it doesn't matter how rocky it is; I know I'll get there. All I have to do is deal with each pothole and hairpin turn as it comes.

But if I'm on the wrong road, it doesn't matter how fast I go; I won't end up in the right place. In fact, I usually can't go very fast at all, because the wrong road feels wrong. It's not interesting. It doesn't seem to be heading where I need to go.

The trick is in telling the difference, following that inner compass.

4 comments:

  1. Ah yes and knowing the difference is the key, isn't it? Got to pay attention to those instincts and read a few sign posts along the way too.

    Loved the post, Jenn.

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  2. Thanks, Lee! May all your signposts be clear. :-)

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  3. If you're talking about the story writing process, I would add that it helps to have the courage to put it in reverse (using the delete button) until you find where you missed the turn.

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  4. Angelina: Even if it means going back to the start!

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