When I started writing, I thought that if I didn't sit down and write every day, and literally force a story onto paper, the creativity would dry up and turn into a useless nothing.
The human brain is amazing. It holds on to things. Not only that, but it actually improves on them over time. I have found if I write new material after my brain has had time to stew over it, add to it, and mature it, the story is better than ever, like a really good, stinky, potent aged cheese.
What I Wish I Knew Number Six:
You can change anything in your writing. ANYTHING! There are no limits.
Need a window in a certain room so your character has an escape rout? Go and write it in.
Need a character to be tougher? Go throw a couple scars on him, add a mention of the street fights he's been in, and give him a black belt in martial arts. Toughen him up!
Need a new ending to your story? Delete the old one and make a new ending! Make it bigger. Better. Make it AWESOME!
Writing has no limits. It has no bars to hold you in, no rules to tap down your creativity. Don't worry about what you are writing when you write it because there's always time to change it.
Now on a side note, I am almost done writing my latest manuscript and it gives me chills--and I'm so excited I have to share this fact. The funny thing is, this manuscript has been 95% done for a long time. I've gone through and edited it twice. The thing that's undone is the ENDING! I still have to write the finale--have been putting it off for months! But guess what? The ending has come knocking. And it's gonna rock. So be patient with your writing sometimes!
As for the recipe, here's chocolate cake you can make in five minutes, one serving at a time. It's appropriately been called love in a mug. So when you need that quick sugar fix, here ya go (but add a dash of salt!). And don't say I never gave you anything!
Also, my dear, sweet Bookanista buddy, Stasia Kehoe, has a cover reveal!!! Go check it out HERE!