In the back of my mind, I knew I needed to connect that little plot point to something at the end of the story. But I tried not to stress out about it. I just let it lie in the back of my mind, fermenting.
And lo and behold, it finally became wine.
Last weekend, at a meeting with my critique partners, we were discussing the end of my story and in mid-sentence I realized exactly the purpose that little plot point had had all along.
|Photo by Bill Kuykendall|
The writer's subconscious is like a leafy green forest with endless paths crisscrossing through the
brush. It's hard to see the ground ahead. Sometimes you have to just close your eyes and feel your way through.
And sometimes cutting out that little plot point is the best way to go. But don't worry...your subconscious will tell you that, too.
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