Progress to Nowhere

June 17, 2013

I haven’t really spoken about my progress or lack of with my writing since I last wrote about participating in NaNoWriMo in 2011. 
I printed off the {short} amount of words I had written for NaNoWriMo and edited it. In red ink. Because I’m unholy cruel to myself. I found a lot of problematic sentences and paragraphs that took the reader nowhere in particular. Which made me feel extremely constructive. I then lost those edited pages down the back of my sofa and forgot about it, then I became plagued by a different storyline. I started writing it then hated it and haven’t written anything since.

I {like a lot of people} fill notebooks with pages and pages of stories and have on and off most of my life. It’s my ultimate dream to one day write a completed novel {not necessarily to get it published but} to see it through from start to finish. You see my problem tends to be I write the start of a story or an outline and once it’s out of my head and on paper, my head fills up with a different story and then once it’s written down my head becomes filled with a different story, the process goes on and on and I never finish one single story.
It can be extremely disheartening at times because no matter how much I try and focus and continue with the story I’ve started writing and planning the new story and characters invade and take over and it ends up a huge mess.
Due to all of this at the end of  2012 I decided to stop writing all my little stories, to give myself a break and also because I wondered if I didn’t write anything down would a storyline stay with me longer, sadly it doesn’t, my brain is a fickle thing. But now I’ve spent quite a while not writing anything my brain has perked up demanding that I write something I just don’t know what yet…

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