IWSG I Was Afraid, I Would Forget Which Wednesday It Was…
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My Writing Fears. We all have them, but lately this is the one plaguing me.
There is always the little fear inside that I will not be able to write what I imagine. That I will not be able to link all the cool ideas, and make them into a good story. The type of stories I love to read. I am in awe of the writing process, everything it takes to create a story, to turn into a professional looking book is amazing. The amount of information you have to know, the thing you have to know how to do or learn is huge. After you do all that, you then have to package it, and get it out here. If you are first time novelist, you have to find and win readers, and a loyal following to be successful with it. Just wow, do I admire writers, even more so, since I decided I wanted to join their numbers and ranks.
I have three BIG projects planned, and several short stories and flash fiction. There is never enough time to get it all done, the writing, the editing, the website, the content, the social side of it that moves into the social media realms. All of it needs my attention to some degree, daily. Time management gets complicated. Yet I love it.
I have been writing and taking courses, since 1980, and still I do not know enough. What I thought I knew is not as easy to put into practice, as it is in the knowing of it. I have actually been writing in some form or fashion, since I was a child, e.g. Journal, diary, stories for school work-literature for class essays etc.
I guess the bottom line is with all I know or thought I knew, I know nothing really, until I try to put into practice. The point is you never know enough. Thank goodness, for others willing to, help, discuss, give advice, and practical tips that can make it easier, or help you see what you do not see after you have looked it 101 times. The journey of writing is challenging, exciting, and rewarding, as it is inspirational.
Lord, I hope I finish that first draft, and turn into something amazing. The thought gave me a chill. Spook, thy name is fear.