As I revise and rearrange chapters in a novel to prepare to present to publishers, I find myself so overwhelmed. Settings, characters, and dialogue swirl up and out of reach. I lose narrative threads; I forget what and where and why and how.
I remember that it’s possible to get so immersed in a story that you lose the grand narrative.
My husband tells me to step back, summarize, and dive back in later.
It’s a good word for writing and living.
You turn everything off, take a nice break, and come back later.
Do you find yourself stepping away from work in order to have a fresh start?