Over-thinking it

Well, I may have been travelling most of the day, but I don’t think it would have made one iota of difference if I’d been in front of my computer.

On the bright side I did manage around 800 words, but it’s nowhere near my target. I promised myself, and read sound advice on the subject, that I would write without judgement and worry about my inner editor later. I thought she was soundly locked away in a very tall building under a stack of my other work, sifting through that. It appears not!

I found myself over-thinking it. It’s true that this sci-fi attempt is a little out of my comfort zone. I’ve written supernatural stories before, but never delved into other dimensions. Today, every time I wrote something I immediately questioned the authenticity of it. Of course, it’s my world (and it’s fiction), that’s the beauty of it. But it still has to be believable.

I’m not sure how to proceed, other than sound out my ideas or poke myself in the eye every time I get the urge to read what I’ve written 🙂

I think I’ll sleep on it. Tomorrow is another day, after all.

If you have any advice, I’d be grateful. One of the things I stumbled over, was terminology for all things inter-dimensional. There’s truth in the expression that every story has already been told, and I shouldn’t try so hard to reinvent the wheel. Maybe I shouldn’t try so hard, period.

Thanks for listening to my rambling thoughts. I feel better already!

Hopefully, I’ll have better news the next time I post.

Despite being frustrated I remain optimistic, and I’m still glad I rose to the challenge.

Until next time


Author: mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

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