Distractions are good, too

My writing process is a pretty consistent and repetitive routine: I get an idea and, if it’s strong enough, I’ll map out the plot, list the main and secondary characters, jot down their main characteristics, and once I’m ready to begin, I sit down and write. If I’ve started writing a story, I don’t start another; maybe I’ll write the plot but I stop myself from going into character descriptions or figuring out details of the story. I never skip a chapter, no matter how much I may want to, because I know I’ll have a terrible time trying to go back to it and write it from scratch. But just because my writing process is so unvarying, it doesn’t mean everyone else’s is. And just because I’m so structured, it doesn’t mean

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