November 20, 2015
Telling the story for the zillionth time, knowing as I choose these words, this time, that at some point, I will have to move beyond the beginning. Also having an aha moment about details. When telling it out loud, I am guided by the level of interest I perceive in the listener: how long do I have before I lose it? Do they want all the minutia? Shall I monopolize our time this way? But writing it is so different. People are committing to a book and want to be drawn in, and that will never happen without the details.