If you spent time around here lately, you already know that all this writing stuff is not new to me and I’ve played around it for quite some time now. Nothing important, nothing big, most of them hidden in my drawers for no one else to see. The problem that I had – and sometimes I still have – is one that maybe others are familiar with already. I’ve started so many stories and never really finished one.
I found it easy to come up with new ideas for short stories (or novels) and get excited about them. That first moment when all the pieces start floating around your mind, the happiness they brings when it all starts to fit into a big picture, the first words you write and the frenzy you get when you manage to close the notebook or the file after a long writing session… And then you abandon it for a long time, maybe forever. (You will find a word I repeat constantly in this post and that is stat, because this is what I did and there is no need to cover it up.) Continue reading “Finish what you started”