How to Deal With the Real-Life “Plot Twists” That Keep You From Writing

Meg Dowell

There’s no way to predict the future.

Unexpected things happen all the time. There are so many things we can plan for — but so many more things we can’t. And it can be frustrating when these things interfere with our writing schedules. Even when the things standing in our way are very important to us.

What do you do, when “business as usual” just isn’t possible?

Here’s how to deal with the unexpected, whether you have to stop writing completely for awhile or you just need to do less.

Scale back your production

Sometimes, stuff happens. It’s not always under your control, and it can feel like you’ve lost ownership of pretty much everything in your life. But there are some things you still can control, like what you write, when, and how much.

If you can’t go at the pace you normally do for the time being, but…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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