you’re reading over something you wrote a while back and although you’re finding a few mistakes – grammatical errors, passive voice, chapters in the wrong order, too much or unnecessary description – you realize, wow! This is good. You can write!
That’s what happened to me last night. I was reading over my new work in progress, namesake, and while I know I have to make a number of changes and fix a bunch of stuff, it is as good as I hoped it was. I like these people and I can’t wait to see where I’m going to take them, what predicaments I get them in and out of, and how it’s all going to end. Because although I do have it outlined to a certain extent, I am a bit of a pantster so I don’t know everything – yet.
Right now, Arlen (the namesake) has just met Louis, the ‘cousin*’ from across the pond.
* in my story, a cousin is a way to refer to someone as a witch without coming right out and saying so. As in, oh yeah, he’s a cousin.
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