by Ann Marie Williams, © 2020
One of the biggest roadblocks to my writing doesn’t stem from plot holes, character arcs, or finding ways to hide exposition. It’s that little voice that whispers, “There might not be a solution to this.”
I firmly believe there is a solution for every problem a story encounters. That solution might not be what I expected (or initially wanted). And finding and implementing that solution might take way more work than I anticipated. But, I’ve been amazed at how much I’m able to accomplish when I tell myself, “I can solve this.” Not only does this push the doubt aside, but it replaces that doubt with the concept that an answer is out there.
Once I accept that a solution exists, all that remains is how hard I’m willing to work to forge it.