I’m in a little bit of a pickle. You see, I had a fabulous idea. I remember getting it and thinking, “Wow, this is the best idea I’ve ever had.” Seriously, it was that good. I should have written it down, I should have made rough notes, I should have called a friend to tell them about it before I lost it. Continue reading
Recently I wrote about my never ending hate spiral of editing, you can read it here. This isn’t that post. This is more of a contemplation on editing. Do you think that editing helps your story? I don’t mean that in a literal sense, because everything that has ever been written needs editing, or should be edited. Even Stephen King submits manuscripts for editing.
I often wonder what makes seemingly ordinary people want to write. I’m an average person, I like watching The Blacklist and Supernatural. I do my grocery shopping and wash my clothes like regular people. I have a 9-5 job, a husband and a child.
I have had a much better week this week. Motivation is high and your encouraging words from last week have prompted me to release a little bit of a short story that I’ve finished.
This excerpt is from my first science fiction short story – Guardians of Darkness, it is currently out with a journal for consideration.
Enjoy. All comments and critiques welcome.
I’ve been feeling a little flat lately. Writing wise. It seems the motivation and exuberance that I had not long ago, has departed. It’s not that I’m without ideas, inspiration or a list of things to write that’s as long as my arm. It’s just that I’m lacking motivation to sit down and put pen to paper or fingers to keys.