Writing, my old nemesis, we meet again.

November 22, 2007

The main problem, I think, is my impatience.

I’d much rather sit down and have a novel appear on the screen in front of me without much time put in on my part.

Here’s what happens:  I sit down, I think for about 20 minutes.  Dissatisfied with taking so much time and not doing anything, I begin to type.  I write a paragraph.  I write a couple more sentences which are then deleted because they lead too quickly to the ‘next thing’ instead of making my writing richer in content.

And I don’t go on with it.  I give up and start another project or idea rather than finish something that I consider to be less than good.

I’ve been trying to produce something and I find myself vastly unhappy with the result.  It makes me sad because I feel pretty good about my writing in its non-fiction forms.

Now I’m going to go check up on my cohort to see if he’s managed to produce anything yet.



One Response to “Writing, my old nemesis, we meet again.”

  1. LoL You are not alone in feeling this way. I can’t tell you how many time I have sat staring at a blank screen, and how many paragraph and sentences have been deleted in my time. If I was paid for all the stuff I deleted, I would be retired and owning a private island.

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