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The Difference between Being Lost and Having Fun

at the art museum

at the art museum

It is fun getting into a story. Then when I look up and wonder where my characters and I are… Perhaps we are lost. How do you keep the same sense of fun getting out as you had going in?

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Should’ve thought of this, but thanks to rowena for working this out. Here is a link to my NaNoWriMo profile. Buddy up if you like.

3 thoughts on “The Difference between Being Lost and Having Fun

  1. Personally, I find the fun is in finding out how the characters find their way again. You may not end up where you wanted to go, but you’ll always end up where you were supposed to be. Good luck writing.

  2. I’m going with thejinx, too. Good answer.

    The process of finding your way out is far longer and more involved than the process of getting lost. But maybe, just like life, it can get scary when you’re in the midst of it. Maybe a map helps. Maybe someone you can call up and ask for directions. How about familiar landmarks? The detours are the worst because you feel like you are even more lost, when you are really heading straight for home.

    It’s a good metaphor. I bet much could be made of it.

    And I should have known that you liked many of the same books as I do. I buddied up with you on nano.

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