Even though my writing buddy knows almost everything I do about my book, I can still talk to her about it. I can go through every event and explain how everything works out. This helps so, so much. I can refocus on the main points for the book I'm writing, make it more complex, and add in more connections between events. All of those come together to clear it all up for me. I can talk all around the area that is holding me up until I come up with some solutions (with my writing buddy's help of course). Before I know it I've got 5 solutions and the only problem I have is choosing just one.
Other positives of having a 3 hour long McDonald's lunch trip are:
- People watching: Literally, everyone is at McDonald's and that means every type of person imaginable (Hello Inspiration, yes, it's me again. Thanks for having me)
- Free drink refills: Yes, this rocks when you're a college student and need to save your cash supply, or just in general need to save your cash supply.
- Wi-Fi available: This could mean distractions, but if I go with a writing buddy, I find I can keep on tract much more easily.
- You can sit there as long as you like with not a single crazy look, not very many crazy looks from other people.
Having someone else listen to your plot lines, characters, ask questions, make suggestions, and show actual interest in this massive part of your life does a huge thing to your self esteem and confidence in writing. Having a writing buddy is priceless and I'm sure it would have taken me ages to finally do anything with the stories I had floating around in my thoughts if my writing buddy hadn't encouraged me. So much of doing this writing thing is stuff a writer must do by her/himself, but there are some areas where having other people go with you on your journey is a possibility, having a writing buddy and critique group are the most talked about and some of the most worthwhile, more on that in a later post.
Of course, you could choose any place to go. Perhaps a place with better fries. Maybe the fries different in different parts of the country (or world), but the ones here are always soggy and thin and if they're not, then they're hard and thin. What it comes down to is the fries are thin, little soggy/hard things that would be easier to eat with a fork and resemble hash browns because they are so wimpy. if I wanted hash browns, I'd order them. It's as simple as that. But, enough ranting...
Do you have a writing buddy you can talk things over with? Are they awesome at getting your mind in shape and out of a rut? And most importantly, what is your view on the McDonald's fry?