Over the last few days I have been trying to write an outline for TCM, using a few different techniques. I worry about the structure, I’m pressuring myself to get it right so that I don’t have to do another complete rewrite after this one. I want to make sure that every scene counts, and the story flows and all that other good stuff.
It’s a situation I often find myself in, and I’m giving myself a virtual slap because I’m totally overthinking it, and it’s not helping!
Cassie, you don’t have to get it perfect right this minute.
Cassie, just because you can’t seem to get your head around the technical terms, it doesn’t mean you don’t know how to tell a story.
Cassie, don’t let this stop you. You can’t stay frozen, because you really want to write this story, and you’re the only one who can do it.
Cassie, I have faith in you. Don’t be so hard on yourself, and don’t lose the love you have for this story just because you can’t seem to figure out someone elses way of making stories work. There is no one right way, just the right way for you. You’ll find it soon enough.