I spent last night writing a chapter for one of the novels I am working on (I took the advice to just write anything down on paper). It was rubbish.
This morning I had a breakthrough for the opening of said chapter. More often than not, if I sleep on it, a solution presents itself. It’s not always the case, sometimes a solution comes in the middle of the night and then I forget it. I should actually have a notepad to jot the idea down. Luckily, the break through I got last night happened just before the alarm went off. I was able to recall the story line.
For me, this second run at the chapter turned out better than the crap I wrote last night. It was better written and the flow of the story was smoother. The second draft of the chapter made more sense to me. It was a tale and not just a bunch of story points. Whereas the previous chapter script seemed much like catch points than a story.
—Robert Confiant 14 July 2020