I am writing and that’s the main thing. I’ve gotten slabs of 500-1000 words down on a few occasions in the past two weeks. And especially for the first one, it felt fucking fantastic. I hadn’t written in so long and the feeling of fiction coming from your fingertips is a high I had forgotten how much I missed.
I have been going with the themes and images that I mentioned before but it’s not all good news. Whilst I’ve written slabs of prose here and there, there’s nothing in the way of finished work.
My ‘vessel’ didn’t quite work out the way I would’ve liked it. The start of that version of the story is sitting in my WIPs folder unfinished like a few other versions.
Basically, a lot of what I’ve been writing has been variations of the beginning of a story. It’s not moving forward because I don’t have a clear ending. Sure, I have a setting, some images and a very vague idea of what it’s about but it’s nothing that can give me a complete story.
I’ve more or less said this before here…
It’s not that I don’t know how to write. I keep saying that I don’t have a clear idea of what to write. And so being in discussions about the technical aspects isn’t getting me any closer to a storyline.”
I have some strong themes and images but the devices used are not fitting what needs to be said, and more importantly, it’s not evoking enough horror.
It seems the ‘knock down and rebuild’ method of writing short stories doesn’t work that well all the time. I’m just not getting enough ideas of what could come next with each attempt.
So, I’m not really whining about not writing this time around. I’m more or less whining about how my writing isn’t going forward the way I want it to. It’s an improvement right?
writing, writer’s block, ideas, story, plot, fiction, literature, horror