“If you egotistically say, ‘I will not fight this battle,’ your resolve will be useless; your own nature will drive you into it. Your Karma, born of your own nature, will drive you to do even that which you do not wish to do, because of your delusion.”
- from The Bhagavad Gita
After two and a half years working on my fiction novel, I have acquired a golden rule for writing: don’t resist it.
It’s that simple: don’t resist it.
For example: you may have scheduled to work on Chapter 2 of your novel today, but, for some strange reason, you have this urge to work on the very last chapter of your novel. Go with that urge.
Don’t resist it.
When you start working on that final chapter, you may find that, to your surprise, this chapter comes out brilliantly.
In fact, some of the best passages in my novel came when I didn’t resist my urges and just went with the natural flow of the writing process. Continue reading