You’ve been working on your novel for several years when you discover the latest uber popular YA book is exactly like yours. And you curse the author’s earlier timing because if you ever manage to publish yours, everyone will say you copied hers.
And just watch Ed Stockham videos.
Okay, I know this kind of flies in the face of last week’s post about finding motivation to write, but one thing I failed to mention is, you’ve also got to feed the machine. Travel and see things and drown in wonder and pack it all into your brain to awaken your imagination.