Is there some kind of guidebook for getting back into a project you’ve set down for a while? Because my process feels a lot like redoing great vast chunks of it just to remind myself what the hell I was doing 6 months ago when I thought the thing sounded like a good idea.
As I try to get myself back to putting things on a page that are not written in some non–human language, the current worst part is penetrating the ever-widening wall of fear that springs up between you and something you haven’t looked at in a few hours. The days where I can alt-tab to Scrivener and see that, yes, there are words from a story I half-abandoned are far enough apart. Don’t ask me how often I manage to verify those words form English sentences.
But, hey, I hit a milestone, right? Today I’m avoiding looking at it by writing a rubbish blog post. Progress, people.