I’m New To The Neighborhood.

In Random Posts on January 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I know I will be here talking to myself mostly but that’s okay.  I’m one of many out there in the world struggling to write fiction.  Hope to one day write  something that could be considered for publication.  Not there yet.  It’s a long learning process.

I’m not a vanity writer.  I want to know what’s wrong with what I write.  I like to critique other writing as well.  It helps me to understand what works and what doesn’t.

I’ve created a work-in-progress  that needs much work for it to progress to something readable outside my head.  I’ve reworked some chapters of it into short stories as a way to focus on the technique of writing as I rewrite and edit.

What have I learned doing this?  That I know nothing about writing.  And that short stories are more complicated and encompassing than any novel out there.  That all of the how-to books and rules help along the way but in the end it’s just you looking for your voice.  And no one can help with that.

But practice and dedication and hard work nudge me forward onto the right path.  I know my voice is out there.  I only need to find the steps, courage and commitment to drag it out into the light.

  1. It isn’t just in your head…its in your gut. Go with your feelings and never give it up. Follow your emotions and consider the options you have. Your options will appear with research and perseverance.

    I enjoyed your post, as it reflected on alot of thoughts writers have. And yes…you know writing.

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