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August 28th, 2002
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I managed to write a bit yesterday, something more than a couple pages or so. I've got some idea of where this story is going, but I have no clear idea what the resolution will be, or even what the central focus will be. It actually doesn't seem to have any point right now, other than just me writing about an idea I had. I guess any writing is good practice. I think I just want to get this written and finished, and then leave it for a while and come back and rewrite it. Of course, I'm not sure if it will be able to be finished if I don't have a clear idea what it's about. I suppose I'll try to get into it more and see if anything suggests itself to me.

Time to go write now, I think. It's scary that I'm thinking of using putting away dishes later as a break from writing. That's how much writing scares me.

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From:magid
Date:August 28th, 2002 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Is the lack of a clear idea of the resolution (or the fuzziness of other parts) what make fiction writing scary for you?
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From:queue
Date:August 28th, 2002 02:21 pm (UTC)
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In short, what scares me about writing is knowing that it is never going to be good enough.
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From:theora
Date:August 28th, 2002 12:43 pm (UTC)
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It's scary that I'm thinking of using putting away dishes later as a break from writing. That's how much writing scares me.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I used to clean my room to avoid writing essays in high school and college (one look at my room, even today, would tell you how uncommon that it), because the mere idea of writing would twist my stomach with terror. It's even worse when it's something that 1) I'm not actually required to do, and 2) is genuinely important to me.

Just keep telling yourself that it doesn't really matter all that much, it's not your whole life. Also keep reminding yourself how much worse you'll feel in ten years when you look back and realize you never even tried....

Or that's what seems to help me, anyway. =)

Good luck! I hope all goes well for you.

PS: The Boggle board generator is really neat!
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From:queue
Date:August 28th, 2002 02:23 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. It's hard to tell myself that it's not all that important, since I seem to have a lot of ego tied up in writing. I need to show it to people, but I'm afraid that people will be unimpressed. Blah. I'll just keep plugging away at it, little by little.

PS: Glad you like it.
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