“Is is what it is.”
“That’s the business for you.”
“The process was set up this way for a reason.”
Level with it all you want. Make excuses. Lie to yourself if it helps you deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with putting yourself out there as an asset, conforming your words to match what they want them to be, and making yourself a whore to the “business”.
How long does it take to tell a story? Some can be told in a few words. Some are a punchline. Some can be summed up in a few paragraphs. Some take a lifetime.
This is based off a friendly debate I’ve had on and off with a writing buddy. My stance, unpopular as it is, is that fantasy and sci-fi, as genres, are not only one in the same, but interchangeable. If you’ll enter into the realm of infinite possibilities with me, I’ll explain.
I’ve been derailed once again. More specifically: My WIP, Kai the Swordsman, has been derailed. I’m more than two-thirds done with my first draft, and then some other idea comes along so strong, demanding my attention!