Marie Brennan’s Patented Three-Step Process for Finishing Stories That Aren’t Working:
- Realize that you’ve been doing it entirely wrong.
- Start doing it right instead.
- Finish the story.
It’s really quite simple, when you look at it that way.
And it means that I am not starting off the new year by immediately failing at my goal to write one short story a month. I may fail next month, but let’s not gallop to meet future difficulties, shall we? I have “The Last Wendy” finished, and this is a Good Thing.