When I was a young boy at school we were taught to describe, using lots of words, when we wrote stories. Essays, stories, reports, everything was done to a word count. Padding became second nature and as an adult ‘would-be’ novelist, it’s a trend I’ve continued.
Last night I wanted to watch a light hearted movie that didn’t demand a huge amount of brain power from me. Having spent the day working on my novel I was exhausted, with half my brain in the current moment and the half trying to figure out how to plug a plot hole that was driving me nuts.