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Is this magic?

the Paths of Lichencombe  
    
    Strange it seems, like this seemingly endless winter, all things must come to an end. As I sit here tonight still 'typing for two' (see last post), I realize both my third edition of the Alliance Series and my Short Story, Shag Rocks, are headed to their respective crescendos. Odd to have two endings plowing ahead at once.

    My advice for writers in such an odd situation is this -- compartmentalization (another older post, as I recall). Being able to switch gears is important, and focusing on the job at hand. If you write in spurts, like I often do, switching between two stories can be invigorating. But in doing this comes a possible distraction to detail. What I mean to say is, some details may be lost, forgotten, or misplaced; so a healthy edit-check, and soon after, is highly recommended.

     Hope I made sense this late March midnight. (March Madness anyone?)  I believe when inspiration comes, even if you are bogged down in the middle of another story, you should write them both. At least enough to keep the thoughts fresh. That's what writing is about!

     So good luck, happy writing, and pleasant reading. And remember, "in the writing is the story, in the edit comes the magic..."


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