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.


  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.

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

  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.

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