Writer’s Confessions

Sometimes this writing crap is hard. Sometimes I look at the blank screen or pages and wonder what the hell is going to come next. Sometimes I look at the pages I’ve already filled, and wonder who wrote this crap.

Sometimes I freeze up, and think that I can’t possibly do justice to the story I want to tell. And sometimes, I’ll openly admit, I freeze up to the point that I won’t write. Not that I can’t…but that I won’t. It’s cowardly, and I don’t like it…but I do.

What I’ve learned from these times, these frozen moments that can stretch on for days and weeks if I let them, is…you just have to sit down, take a deep breath, and dive back in.

You just have to take it one sentence at a time–until you reach “the end.”

-Kristin

2 thoughts on “Writer’s Confessions

  1. Totally understand. I love my ideas and sometimes I feel as if I’m not a good enough writer to make them into a great novel.

  2. There’s one thing I always ask myself when I feel that way (besides all that I wrote in the post)…if it were easy, why would I bother? =)

    But yeah, it’s daunting as all heck sometimes. Just gotta keep on slogging through until it’s over. And then, of course, there’s revising…but that’s another story.

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