I often wonder who I am, and what do I want to get out of writing… maybe my problem is: I can’t answer those questions.
Since my last post I haven’t written a thing… my intention was to immediately begin a complete rewrite. But I haven’t been able to do it yet. I am not sure if its confidence or the lack of understanding exactly what, or how, I am going to fix the prevailing issues that exist in my manuscript.
I have worked to tighten my plot, define my MC goals and elaborate on missing world building details, but for some reason I can’t write a thing. Nothing feels right or has that pop.
I think the hardest part is realizing what needs to be showed vs the parts that need to be told. I am learning emotions and scenes that evolve action should be shown, and crisp exposition should be told… but it goes much deeper than that.
I think it boils down to me not really know what I am doing or how to fix it—but at least I am trying—and soon I hope to find that piece of literature or advice that makes me see the light.
I am leaps and bound farther than I was when I started, and I hope to keep learning.
I guess the biggest problem we as writer have is this: the day we find out our best writing isn’t even close to being good enough for publication.
What advice can you give a struggling author? To me or anyone that might read this.
Thx for your support and advice, it means the world to me.
And thx for any comment you might leave!!!