Day 111: Rethinking Some Things

My book Rapture has had me stumped for a very long time because I’ve known that I needed to do some big edits and rewrites as well as moving some chunks of the story around but I haven’t been able to come up with the “perfect” way to do it so I’ve just been spinning my wheels and it’s been making me a little crazy…okay, crazier.  I was listening to a class on reading oracle and tarot cards and I had this major epiphany when 1 of the speakers was talking about trusting your intuition and when you’re looking for an answer you need to go fast…don’t overthink it because if you do, your left brain and ego get involved and choose the answer for you whether it’s what you truly desire or not.  I used one of her spontaneous intuition methods.  Think of your yes or no question, close your eyes, and see a traffic light…what color is it, red, yellow, or green?  Red is no, green is yes and yellow means later or ask again.  The answer to my question (should I stay on the same path with Rapture) was no.  And within a few minutes, I had an amazing new idea for the book that allows me to keep the part that I’m 100% sure of, add a completely new storyline, and then weave some of the other parts into it.  For the first time in a very long time, when I think about approaching this edit/rewrite I am excited rather than being filled with apprehension and dread.  I am so glad that I decided to listen to that class because I had been so completely determined to keep the same storyline even though I wasn’t exactly thrilled about where it was going that I never even thought of going off in another direction.  Such a load off of my mind!  Yea, me!!  After we’ve invested so much time and effort into something, it’s really hard to admit to ourselves that it’s just not working.  We need something to shake us up a little so that we can see things in a new way and explore other options.  I still have to do some of the dirty work but now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 3 dogs, and 6 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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1 Response to Day 111: Rethinking Some Things

  1. How awesome to see a light. Follow the path to a finished book. 🙂

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