Tonight’s writing revelation: I keep trying to pretend I will somehow trick my readers into not noticing the obvious. When instead I should embrace the obvious (since they’ll notice it anyway) and move on with the story.

So yes, hypothetical readers, that subplot you think is there? Is there. And yes, I know it’s a standard-issue subplot. I have faith that I’m going interesting places with it, but I will not get there by pretending I’m not going anywhere.

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  1. rj_anderson

    You too? There seems to be an epidemic of this problem. I just came to this realization myself when I was doing the mumblemumbleth revision on my debut novel, and it’s been amazingly freeing (even as I panic that I am now making the plot way too obvious).

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