Speaking of how life informs our choices, my journey toward my current WIPs could also be described as a series of defining moments. Which, incidentally, is the title of one of them.
I began writing Defining Moments early in 2010, and set it aside to work on Interior Designs during NaNoWriMo 2010.
Another writing challenge led me back to Defining Moments, and into total rewrites. I changed the points of view, writing in first person narration for the MC and third person for the others.
I’ve whittled a few POVs out of the mix, changed the order of events, and the whole process has been another defining moment.
Along the way, I’ve discovered that, despite time-outs, I have made progress, thanks primarily to all the challenges and other incentives along the way.
Can you point to specific moments in your life that seemed to be defining moments? How would you describe their impact on your journey?