I have recently become a victim of my own creativity. That is something an author must always be on the lookout for, and I’m ashamed to admit that I made such a rookie mistake. I started working away on Maverip 2 and forgot a couple of minor details that I’d already covered in part 1. Granted that mistake wasn’t too huge, and was easily fixed, it could have been much worse. Any real mistake or fluke in your writing can be something that could seriously cripple your career, or even end it before it began. You have to know every detail, both major and minor, about your work front and back and have things working in serious order. Self-contradiction in your work is something that will cause most agents and/or publishers to immediately disregard your work. And if they don’t catch it, by chance, then your audience will and it will likely ruin your fan base before you even build one. You have to pay very close attention to your work, and everything that involves it.
That being said, I am going to go and work more. I apologize for the short length of my posts of late, but I am in a roll and trying to take advantage of my lack of writer’s block. I think I will soon post another piece of my work if you all think it is a good idea. In the meantime, take heed that you do not contradict yourself or ruin a piece of your own work with inconsistencies. It can be the death of an author.
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Good post! Write while you can haha the writer’a block beast is always hovering by. 🙂
It’s a terrible fiend! It almost had its claws in me again last night, but I managed to fight it off haha