Hello, my name is Sasha and I’m an insecure writer. Welcome to this blog, which I share with no less than seven other writers, and I’m pretty sure we all have our insecurities.
So, today, in the name of the Book Bunnies, here I am blogging about it for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
In particular, I want to tell you about my Big Problem….
I have ideas.
But that’s a good thing, you say… ideas – and the imagination they spring from, isn’t that a vital part of being a writer? The fact that we can pull stories out of what, to everyone else, seems to be thin air? Everybody loves a good idea, a nice story starter, right?
I have too many of them, you see. Endless amounts of stories that want to be told, expanded upon…ended. And there lies the problem, or, as my friend Tessa likes to say, the sleeping dog (and isn’t that a story started in and of itself? But I digress…). So what do I do with all those ideas? Not a clue. I’ve got at least a hundred files on my computer, each one a story in it’s own particular state of constructions. Sometimes it’s just a character or two who came to mind, sometimes a particular situation, a tagline, an ending, even. The point is that a) I can never seem to decide what to work on and b) I’m rubbish at ending things. I get stuck.
Sometimes I wish that instead of lots and lots and lots of little bits of stories, I could think of one story from start to finish. Suffice to say, for most of my stories The Beginning is the End…
How does that work for you? Do you have an idea overload like I do? Or is your focus better and your ideas all relate to the story you’re working on?
Please let me know or just say hi,
thank you for popping in on The Book Bunnies! Don’t forget to check out some of the other Insecure Writers… there’s lots!!
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