For a number of reasons, I'm having my doubts.
But I keep on writing.
I've had doubts about this new effort from the beginning. But here's the thing. I am such a fast writer -- at least of first drafts -- that it makes more sense to continue writing something I have doubts about than to sit around and agonize and worry about writing something else.
If I consider everything I write to be practice, then writing is never wrong.
And I do seem to be picking up techniques and habits which are helping the next effort.
Basically I could sit around and wait for the perfect idea, and then set about trying to write it perfectly.
Or I can just write and write and write and out of that huge mass of words something good will happen.
The latter is more fun, and less intimidating, and I think for me the right route to take.
I keep trying to remind myself that I've only been doing this for about 2 years, and only the last year have I been really productive. Everything could be considered practice in a way -- though I'm also trying to write things that are worth reading.
As long as I see an improved curve of learning -- both good habits and good writing, then this is worth continuing.
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