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The month of September brings many changes in my life. And I fear change. It's really hard for me to let go. I will, of course, e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-l-y let go, but it takes me a little more time than most to adapt. The same is true in my writing life.
Once I've committed to a plot, it's hard for me to shake it. I've found I'm very resistant to changing it. Even when it's not working. I hold on to my original ideas and dig in my heels and act like a three year old insisting I have my way. It's not pretty. I know I have to let this childish attitude go. But I don't want to let it go! It's my story! I want it to stay the saaame! Waaaaa!
Why can't I just let it go? Why do I have to act like a whiny, stinking child? Help me out here guys, cause I'm digging in my heels even though I realize that I am being completely irrational. I could really use some help. Or a great big push and a little encouragement, to help me move along...just like the kid in this video.
What about you? Know you are being sentimental and holding on a little too tight to a piece of your story that really needs to be let go? Who else has a hard time just letting it go?