Walk In It

I have come to a crossroads in my character’s path. Because I am writing historical fiction, I have been trying to stay true to historical accounts of his life. But because his life is so far back into the ancient past, there are conflicting histories written about him.

What to do? This has been bothering me for about a week. But I have made a decision. I will pick the path, the history, that makes the most sense for the storyline and roll with it.

And isn’t that so much like our lives? There are many times that I am not sure the right way to go, the right decision to make. After praying and talking it through with loved ones, sometimes I am still at a quandary.

At that point, I just have to go with what feels the most peaceful, what makes the most sense for the story. And roll with it. Pray God blesses the decision. Walk in it.

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a Voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21

Write your story well today. Blessings, Lisa

The Rabbit Holes of Research

Scene: Writer is sitting at computer, working on in-progress novel.

Rising Action: Said writer decides to go online to research a portion of the history.

Climax, and also falling action: The research continues for two hours, as said writer finds so many interesting facts, contradictory issues, and related stories.

Conclusion: Writer is tired of sitting at the computer. Calls it a day after only writing two paragraphs on novel.

This was yesterday. Hopefully, it will not be today.

If any of you have any helpful tips to avoid these research rabbit holes, I am all ears.

Blessings on your day,