Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Saturday, 14 June 2003

I'm sure tired of being sick.

I tried to do some writing, but without any real success. I find I'm just trying to write the beginning over and over again.

That's not a new failure mode. I'm beginning to suspect that, when that happens, it means I've got completely the wrong take on the story. In the past I've sometimes struggled through something like this and gone on to write a finished story, but it's rarely been successful. On the other hand, I've struggled with something like this and then written a different story with some of the same story elements, and that's worked out fine.

So, that's my plan--start over again from scratch with the basic story idea and completely re-imagine the story.

We'll see how that works.

Other than that, not much. Sitting around and coughing, a game of StarCraft, a short walk, a couple Buffy episodes.

Maybe tomorrow I'll feel better.


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