This will be a relatively short ROW80 check-in, since my semester is definitely ramping up and the projects quickly building. But despite my busy schedule, the past week has been one of major breakthroughs and increased motivation when it comes to my work in progress.
Last week, in a welcome burst of inspiration, I decided to make some big changes to the plot structure and historical underpinnings of my story. Though I’m still sticking with the same basic time period, setting and main events I initially envisioned, the new changes bring the entire work together in a way that I feel is more uplifting and better suited to my style as a writer – something that I'm still working to definitively identify. These changes have not only made me more motivated to complete the story, but have also helped solve some of my research-related frustrations, since the new elements allow me to better focus on those aspects I’m already knowledgeable about.
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My confidence increased, I’ve since written 10 additional pages of material and am continuing to round out my research with extra components as needed. For the first time since I undertook this project, I have a real sense of things coming together and the belief that I can indeed succeed at this, though I still have quite a long way go.
Have you ever experienced a memorable “breakthough” moment that renewed your motivation to move ahead with a project?