“Don’t pick at it!” is a phrase used often in my house. When you have a few boys running in and out all the time this is not the grossest thing you’ll find yourself saying. But it got me thinking…as a writer we do pick at it. We are encouraged to pick at our characters, our plot, and everything in between. We pick and pick at the scab of our story until we uncover what’s beneath.
Really great authors must pick their stories till they bleed and if we want to be that good then this is what we have to do. Pick at it.
And if that analogy isn’t enough to make you want to throw up just a little…then I’m honestly disappointed.