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.

-Greg

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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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