It’s been a busy day today! For starters, the mama goose and papa goose that have been living in our pond for the last few months hatched four eggs today. So we’ve got a bunch of goslings waddling around on the island in the middle of the pond. That’s been fun to watch. I went down this morning and shouted, “Avast, you ducks!” at the geese. Just trying to make them mad. It seemed to work, because they hissed at me pretty fierce.
I was babysitting my system most of the day to take care of any glitches with the rollout of my SuperArticle Special Report. (Thankfully, there were only about three glitches, all easily resolved.) I’ve had a TON of email from you all, many thanking me for either the Snowflake method or my latest Special Report on how to write a SuperArticle.
You’re all welcome! Thanks for the great response.
One email in particular was interesting to me. One of you wrote to say that you enjoy working through the Snowflake process and getting to know your characters, but then by the end of it, you’re bored with the story and the characters and want to move on to something else.
I would call that Snowflake Fatigue. How to deal with it? I would say, just do a shorter Snowflake document. You don’t want to chew all the sugar out of the gum before you even write the first word. The purpose of the Snowflake is to get you ready to write, not to kill the fun.
So just do less before you start the first draft. The Snowflake is not “one size fits all.” Everybody is different. I expect that everyone who uses the Snowflake will tailor it to fit their own unique personality. There aren’t any rules in writing. Just do what works.
Before we get back to some more of the 2-paragraph critiques, I’ll just toss this out: Any more questions/problems on that pesky Snowflake?