(Sort of cheating my first month I wrote this yesterday, but next time original post.)
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As I am getting steady work done on my two WiPs I find myself missing my FANTASY world. Yes it needs to be in all caps, lol.
I was fifteen when I started dreaming up my own world to write in. Several horrible stories followed, but hey we all start somewhere right? Around eighteen I got really serious about it and since then have compiled a massive amount of notes and drawings and half written stories.
This got me thinking about why I have not been able to finish the story I want to represent this world to readers. I have always wanted to get it just right, to the point that I shoot something down before it ever becomes anything real.
Sometimes an idea can become too sacred for a writer. I don't think there is anything wrong with having a story you know you aren't skilled enough yet to write. In fact knowing that says a lot about a writer. The other side of that is having an idea for a story that you have invested so much in, the thought of failure keeps it locked up tight in a chest with no key holes.
I think as writers it is hard to get off the floor with somethings because that nagging doubt that plagues us all is deep in our ear saying, "This one has to be just right or you will destroy your best idea." It is funny that I had to switch genres to be able to be happy with a book enough to get it out. I think as I grow as a writer I am finding more and more that the only way to find out if a story is good enough is to finish it.
I think that we have to sometimes walk to rope without a net or else we can never truly put our self in the place we need to be great.
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”
― Bruce Lee
“Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” ― Bruce Lee
(Yes I quoted Bruce Lee, no I won't apologize, lol.)
Anyway, is there a story or set of stories that have become so dear to you, you fear writing them? As always have fun and keep writing.