The value of stepping away

After an hour of doggedly working through RoE’s final edit this morning, I hit a wall with a particular paragraph. It just didn’t sit quite right. It made sense and was clear enough, and even had some very good description, but there was something missing, something just out of reach.

Finally, after barely fighting off another bout of drowsiness, I told myself to leave it be at ‘good enough’, and took a power nap.

After I woke, I looked at the page on the clipboard again, and then I saw it. I saw what was missing*. Less than a minute later, I had the scene I was hoping for.

Good stuff.


* Which is a weird concept — seeing what isn’t there…