I am afraid to change my novel.
How lame is that? Here I am: trying to find my voice, my writing style, and trying to hone my skills, but I am afraid to change anything.
Last month/the month before/I don't remember because I am basically Dory, I lost about 1/3 of the edited part of the novel I'm working on right now. I was crying, and I was so upset because I felt like it was taking FOREVER. I tried to tell myself (and I quote),
"I know that this could be a blessing in disguise, and I'm probably going to end up being happy that this happened, but this is THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ME RIGHT NOW." - A sneak peek at the private journal of some weird freak who writes in her journal every day. #suchanerd
I've cut some of my favorite scenes, and I haven't had barely more than a second thought to it because I know that something better can replace it. I'm really excited to see how much more will change as I slowly become a writing prodigy. Because that will for sure happen. Definitely.
Do you write? What are some things you've learned?
(and for all my non-writing peeps: What is the most embarrassing thing you've written in your journal?You can share it, I promise. The internet isn't forever. ;)