The Story Writing Cycle

1. A new idea strikes: “This is going to be the best story ever!”

2. Plotting: “I’m never going to get this to work.”

3. Rough Draft (making flinging motions with hands): “Super powers for everyone!”

4. Second Draft (weeping into hands): “This story sucks. Writing sucks. I suck.”

5. Third Draft (contemplating): “If I just put this here, and that there, oh, and cut that . . . yeah. That’s not so bad.”

6. Submitting to publishers: “Why am I doing this? No one will like this. I should hide this and never, ever let anyone read it.” (clicks Submit) “I’m gonna throw up.”

7. After submittal and before next idea: “There is a gaping hole in my life that can only be filled with chocolate and wine.”

1. A new idea strikes: “This is going to be the best story ever!”

2. Plotting: “I’m never going to get this to work.”

3. Rough Draft (making flinging motions with hands): “Super powers for everyone!”

3.5 Response appears in inbox (confused): “Wait . . . What was that one about?”

 

Happy writing!

xoxo,

Meghan