I’ve been finding myself lately in the odd (to me) position of playing cheerleader to a couple of my friends that are going along the writers journey. There is some satisfaction in watching someone else go along and reassuring them that yes, this is all perfectly normal, and though it might feel odd it’s a good thing when the story starts to take over.
I don’t have all the answers, and I’m sure I never will. But I’m glad my experience can help others. Even if most my advice is “don’t think about it, just write it anyway.” Writing is a strange profession in many ways, but also one that can be very rewarding. And I’m not talking about monetarily (though thats always nice).