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Hey there,

Hope you are well today. 🙂

I’ve spoken a bit recently over my slight panic with book three when, 20k in, I realised I didn’t really know what I was doing or what was going on, which isn’t ideal. After a lot of scribbling randomly on bits of paper I thought I’d cracked it and came up with a list of things I thought needed to be different. I happily re-started book three with all this in mind, tip-tapping away on my laptop, but I still had a nagging feeling that something just wasn’t right.

Me: I don’t know what to write. I know what the story is, but I don’t know how to write it.

Brain: It should be in the 1st person, not the 3rd.

Me: Don’t be silly. I can’t do that. Books one and two were in the 3rd person and I don’t know enough about this writing lark yet not to stick to what I’ve done before.

Brain: It should be in the 1st person, not the 3rd.

Me: I’ve only written short stories in the 1st person. A whole book is HUGE. I’ll make POV slips EVERYWHERE.

Brain: *yawns* It should be in the 1st person, not the 3rd.

Me: But…but…

Brain: Is it lunchtime yet?

Me: FOCUS. Perhaps I should just re-write the first chapter in the first person and see how it goes…

Brain: There you go.

And it seems to have worked. The drain of my brain is now unblocked (Brain: Hey! I’m not a drain) and the story just feels better.

So onwards and upwards until the next crisis. I’ll keep you posted.

Brain: You still haven’t apologised for the drain comment.

Me: *sighs*

I’ll go now.

Elle xx