I have also been adopting a new strategy for my writing. I developed more confidence in myself, my ideas, what I write, and the way I write it. I trust that my stories are mine to tell. I also figured out a way to have a seasonal writing schedule, which is a different schedule every three months.
Stories come with a precise time and date tag on them. Yes, they can be timeless, as they are creative products. They are like fashion in some way because we write them at a certain moment in our personal history and the history of the world around us. That anchor in time and space gives them a certain validity.
I started book two of the Inline series (still a working title). I redid the whole thing because of some advice on outlining that caused me kind of ‘writing paralysis’. I couldn’t follow the outline or the world building and it felt like I was doubling my effort, because I had little actual writing done …