Does your brain ever feel like it's on the verge of being a bursting balloon.
This week I discovered the wealth of information that is Janice Hardy's blog. And every Friday, I read all of Stina Lindenblatt's links on her blog. Both are brimming with wonderful tips
The problem is eventually I feel like my mind is ready to explode with all the information:
How to make your characters more emotional?
How to move your plot along?
How to plan out your novel?
How to write a great hook?
How to write a compelling query?
How to make your reader continue reading?
Now when I read my scenes, paragraphs, and sentences, I keep wondering if I'm implementing everything I'm reading. Am I showing more emotion? Is the dialogue forwarding the plot? Do my characters motivations, responses correspond with their personality?
At times I feel overwhelmed.
I think I might start engaging in some free writing where I just write what I want and not worry about any kind of rules, plot, or character.
How about you? How do you stop yourself from feeling so weighed down with information?