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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I have my work cut out for me...

I spent some time yesterday putting together a list of all my unfinished (but would like to finish) fan fics. Some have higher priority than others. Some have been waiting so long already, what's a few more weeks or months or years?

Those two weeks I mentioned yesterday? My plan for my time is to write and get some of these stories finished. I realize every author probably has a few projects that will always remain unfinished, but some of these are so close I don't know why they're not actually finished.

"What about your original works-in-progress?" you might be wondering... Yeah, yeah...not nearly as fun or easy to write. My desire to work on them waxes and wanes with the seasons and I'm back in the "I don't know if I really want to pursue publication" mindset. That could be due to personal issues. Writing for real is work. Writing for fun is fun and provides a way to escape for a time. So who knows about all those original WIPs. I suppose eventually they'll get finished, too. But then again, who knows... :)


Regina Richards said...

"To everything there is a season..."

If writing for fun is what feeds the inner you at this time, that's okay. As you write for fun you are also keeping your craft sharp. If the time comes when you decide to concentrate on original material for publication, your skills will be sharp and ready.

It is sooo easy (for me anyway) to get a little frantic and blue when other writers around you are publishing. But stayin gclear on what writing means for you, how it feeds your soul, is the only way it stays 'yours'. And it is too precious to let it become twisted by other people's definitions of success.

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