I, like any other aspiring (or published) author can freely admit to having certain persistent, nagging problems with every story I write. I'd like to share a few with you today in the hope that someone out there suffers the same issues with their creative writing.
Writer's Block: Like many writers, I occasionally suffer with the horrid situation that is writer's block. Unfortunately this is a rather common situation for me, one which I perhaps feel is more prevalent for me than for most writers out there because I refuse to pre-plan my work. I write what's in my head at the time it's being written and that isn't always good, as I tend to run off track a lot. This leads to plot threads going unsolved and thus my writer's block increasing as I don't know what to do with these plot threads that seem to run off into the distance. Plenty of famous authors have suffered writer's block, from Neil Gaiman to J.K Rowling, so you are not alone. My resolution t…
I'm revisiting this blog as my love for writing is slowly but surely making a reappearance. I went through years of writer's block, with the ideas just swirling around in my head but so half-formed that I couldn't put them on paper. I also had ideas that would never make a full novel but also never quite fit the definition of a short story.
Fast forward a couple of years and I'm in a completely different frame of mind, or so I hope. My writing is going well, I'm writing slower but much more steadily and I've actually gone back to preferring pen and paper over computers in order to write (this almost guarantees that I'll lose my notebook at some point and I'll lose months of writing).
My current story may take me years to write as I'm writing it at a rate of 1 page a day averaging about 180 words per page, but I'll get there this time and I know I have a solid story. I'm in a very happy place when it comes to writing at the moment.