Who overthinks?

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Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:45 pm Post

I've come to the realisation that over-thinking, when combined with a lack of discipline can be fatal to the progress of one's work.

We're in October now , not too far from November and the realisation that I *likely* won't finish my novel this year is rather damning. Alas I have no one to blame but myself.

14 chapters, a little over 52,000 words written but not yet complete! I sometimes go in circles with my thought pattern, or magically find a better way in which the story can be carried forward in either the main plot or the sub-plot. The sub-plot is causing me more consternation than the main plot!

Plan plan plan, think think, idea, think. Huzzah, sit down and write a few sentences.....ah, I need toothpaste! Better go get some!

^^ Just an example :)

So, can anyone else relate?

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Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:35 am Post

I resemble these remarks… :D
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 am Post

Overthinking leads to disaster. I try my best to avoid it. If I feel like I'm kind of stuck somewhere, I move away to do something else. Give my head some rest and get back later with a clear mind.