It got me thinking about how I don’t know everything about my own world, and maybe that’s a good thing. The plot is still growing. I need that room for improvement, and that means keeping things open for change.
New ideas could be better than old ones, as long as this series in in progress. Once it ends, everything can take it’s final form, and set. Until then, nothing’s really tied down. That means new problems can arise, and that means I need new solutions. Of course I can’t know everything about my world.
This is why taking wild risks is such a great strategy for fighting “writer’s block.” Sometimes we don’t realize what’s getting in our way, because we don’t consider changing certain details. Well, we think to ourselves, if I change this one thing, it will effect too many things after that. But how much of that is really bad? Maybe that one change will solve a lot of problems. Fixing that domino effect can take a lot of work, but in my experience it’s always been easier that I think it will be. More things fall into place than out.
Keep your world open. You don’t know everything, and you don't have to. If you had all the answers, you’d already be finished.