Friday, May 18, 2012
What I Wrote This Week - 5/18/12
It's getting easier to write fluidly in the first drafts and let go of the need for perfection out of the gate. That has always been the biggest obstacle ever since I tried to start writing fiction. My analytically trained mind is having a hard time letting go of the requirement of the having the complete picture first. I do have an outline of everything that I write and fill in the blanks as I flow.
My first short story, which is tentatively titled 'Temporal Enforcers', is close to being done and ready for editing and re-writes. This I am not looking forward to because I see a fight with my computer programmer in me to nit-pick every little detail and never finish messing with it. I read that Truman Capote's last book fell to his obsession of perfection and it never got completed. Being aware of this pitfall I will need to let it go and move on to the next series of stories which is what I am truly excited about to get done.
The weekend is upon us and tomorrow I will have the house to myself and plan to write. Once I finish 'Temporal Enforcers' I will take a step back and train for a little bit. I have lots of books on novel writing, techniques and motivational books. So far for the noob I have found the Write Great Fiction series the most helpful. I will be going through these
Time to turn the page...
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