Thursday, 19 July 2007

What I've been thinking

I was thinking today about how I'm feeling about my writing. I'm actually feeling a lot better than I have. I feel like I'm finally starting to get some structure to the way that I work and I am focusing more on the job in hand.
I wonder though if I spread myself too thin (it'll be the only bit of me that is too thin.) What I mean by that is that I try to do too much at once. I have my novel, usually a short story and maybe even an article on the go at the same time. Maybe I need to concentrate my efforts. Having said that, surely they all allow me to hone my craft (okay that might be a bit OTT - maybe I should have said that it helps me practice my writing.) And selling a few stories and articles earns me a bit of pin money while I wait for my big break.

1 comment:

SallyQ said...

I'm just like you. I often have several things on the go at once, and it suits my butterfly mentality and I'd get bored if I was stuck with just one thing to do. I think you have to do what works for you, and if it works to have three different projects on the go, then stick to it.

My hardest times, when writing, are when I try and stick to one thing becuase I think I should 'get it finished'. What works better is to have one or two projects on the go, then a natural 'favourite' will appear, and I will work on it till it's finished. But I don't force it.