(As told by Les Miserables gifs.) (And red and black captions.)
A Plot Bunny Appears.
We accept the bunny.
We become excited, coming up with perfect ideas at inconvenient moments.
We write awesomely.
And then, Writer’s Block finds us.
But we press on!
And then, after late nights, early mornings, and a ridiculous amount of sweat, the first draft is finished!
We send the story to our beta-readers.
We get feedback.
Our story mocks us.
We pull ourselves out of this…
…and move toward the edits.
We get rid of scenes, add scenes, put the old scenes back…
We drive ourselves insane. When friends and family ask how it’s going:
But we somehow manage to pull it all together.
We put the story away or send it to betas for another round of edits. It’s a bittersweet feeling.
But then, another little rabbit appears…
And it starts all over again.