Friday, November 5, 2010

The Terror of the Draft


So I realize I’m just about ready to start writing this story, but I’m . . . well, I’m kind of scared to. Is that weird? I don’t know why. Something about starting this story makes me nervous. Maybe I just want it to be good, and I doubt my skills. Maybe I’m worried I’m forgetting something, and it will come back to bite me later. Maybe I’ve come accustomed to my slacker-writing.* Perhaps I’m just worried, like always, that I won’t be able to pull it off.

Like how I psycho-analyze myself? XD Oh, here’s another one: I didn’t finish The Raimos. What if I don’t finish this one?

Then again, I’ll never finish Weirs if I don’t actually start it. True, this is supposed to be my story for Sanderson’s class in January, but putting it off just to be fresh for that seems kind of stupid to me.

Feel free to post encouragement below. I’m going to see if I can get into the head of my soon-to-be protagonist.

*I’ve done revisions and planning/outlining for the last few months. No word count. No serious work.


  1. Here's your encouragement:

    You write good books. So write this one and don't complain.

    Sanderson, Wells, and tons of authors (myself included) dumped tons of projects. It just happens. No worries.

    So write this one. Or else. :P

  2. You can do it! The draft is more scared of you than you are of it. Show it who's boss!

  3. Haha! I like the picture.

    I constantly feel that my skills are inadequate. Whenever I start a new project, or whenever I'm anywhere in the middle, I always have these nagging doubts about my ability to pull things off. The only time I ever feel like I'm doing it is when I reach the ending, and that only occasionally. But I still write anyway.

    So yeah, good luck overcoming that--I guess it's just an annoying part of being an artist. Keep writing, and keep getting better!