One of the things that I have always dreamed of is getting a story published. Obviously the first thing you need to do to get that done is to write something. I have for many years had a love/hate relationship with writing. I love writing and thinking of stories, but get impatient with the process, and also disillusioned with my efforts. Thus my stories tend to die a quick death after only a few pages. My Editor-In-Chief has often told me that I need to finish one of the stories I have written.
I have wondered recently if my lack of finishing of stories is about a lack of confidence in my writing abilities. If I finish something, then others would read it, and then they might not like it. Recently I have written thousands of words, all for blogs. I haven’t had much in the way of criticism for my musings, so I figured I could be brave and write some more of my fiction. But still it’s not happening. Yet here on blogs I am quite happy to tap away on the typewriter.
So in an effort to transform that newer attitude to writing from professional to personal, I think I will share bits of my writing here, and maybe progress on my stories.