Truth Space

Writing is like falling in love. When you first date your new it person everything is roses and rainbows. His eyes are crystal marbles, his teeth a unique shade of cream, and his smell, whatever it may be, floods your brain.

It’s only when you step back and the serotonin drips away that you can really see the truth. Yes, his eyes might be crystal marbles, but his teeth could use a whitening or at least a fungus brush. And that unique smell? Mold a-la basement. In other words—not all you first thought.

It’s the same with writing. The creation stage of writing forces your brain into action. Creative chemicals flood your system like a chocolate buffet. Your words—perfect. Your plot—riveting. Your characters, well, they may possibly be the best ever created.

Or it may be infatuation.

The only way to tell the difference is to allow yourself some truth space.

Step back, relax, get your mind on something else. Afterwards come back with fresh eyes and a clear head.

Only then can you see your writing for what it really is– beautiful marbles or stinky mold.


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