Orson Scott Card offers this advice in his book How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy: Embrace writing mistakes. They aren’t planned, so they are not likely to be cliche. Follow them and see where they take you.
I think it’s fantastic. While I didn’t get started on my Nano Outline, as I planned last week, I did capitalize on some mistakes in Legacy. The latest draft says what I want it to say, for the most part. So this week, the plan is to let it rest, so I can bring fresh eyes next week to polish the writing.
Goals for this week:
1) Consolidate the notes I have on two potential Nano Novels
2) Decide which one to proceed with for now
3) Begin outline for Nano novel
It’s meager, but the girls have been swallowing up my would-be free time lately.