Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WIP Wednesday: It's Elementary Dear Watson!

Like a WIP...

"Good books don't give up all their secrets at once."
— Stephen King

So be patient while you type away at that WIP. Keep writing--I've told myself and now I'm telling you. It does pay off and when it does--when you've excavated away the filler in your WIP, made the connections, and deduced a mountain of scattered ideas into a story--you feel like the most brilliant detective on Earth. Move over Sherlock!

It is amazing to be not only the asker of the mysteries, but the answerer as well. Our writing and our writing hangups/issues come from us, so essentially we are fixing "us' while we write... I think? I hope?

Good luck with all of your WIP mysteries.


  1. Blogger truly hates me.

    For the 3rd blasted time, here I go.

    Some of my favorite books were the ones that led me down one path only to surprise me from the bushes. LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN was that kind of movie. If you haven't seen it, you should try it out. Yours was an insightful post. Roland

  2. Great quote and so true!! We ask the questions but we must be able to answer them too!

    Take care

  3. I love that Stephen King quote! It's so true, secrets are what keeps readers turning the pages.

  4. Wisdom-girl, you got it! By the bucket-load!



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