On humans, plans and mistakes

Every once in a while, the story you have been working so hard on will fall apart on you, and you’ll remember that life is impossible, and you were dumb to try, and you’ll never make that mistake again. But sometimes story trouble is the best thing that can happen to you. Because when you rely entirely on your original plan, it’s easy to forget just how complicated and contradictory humans can be. Your mistakes and missteps are here to tell you that, if you can just keep from panicking, your story might follow a path you could never have even imagined.

Source: Tim Howard – Transom