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Too many ideas

Post by Taytae » 15 May 2018, 17:00

I have been writing the same books for years. I keep getting different ideas for each book which drags me from the one that I am on working. I keep coming back to the first book that I started and not being a fan of it which leads me starting to rewrite. I have been writing for years now. It has become a cycle between 10 books that jump between. All of this books are part of the same universe. Should just scrap this universe and move on or should I keep going with this cycle and maybe one day finish one of these?

PS: I am sorry for any typos. My keyboard board does not always listen to me.

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Post by Sachitsharma » 16 May 2018, 04:39

Try to focus on one book. When you are writing 1 book don't thik about anything else

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Post by Lolo Skyooz » 16 May 2018, 12:48

Jeez, that is a problem. 10 years, huh? Have you been able to finish any books in that time? I only ask because ...10 years...think of all the worlds and lives you could have explored in that time if you weren't always censoring yourself, or telling yourself that your work isn't good enough. You might need to just write something you hate or think is utter trash, just to get something out that you can look back on later and have a stronger sense of direction with so you can eventually finish it. If nothing else, writing something you think sucks outright could be just what you need to break into the habit of finishing a work. And doing it deliberately might feel better than believing you have written garbage by accident. I'm pretty tired of that feeling myself. :wink2:

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Post by Taytae » 18 May 2018, 20:16

Lolo Skyooz wrote:
16 May 2018, 12:48
Jeez, that is a problem. 10 years, huh? Have you been able to finish any books in that time? I only ask because ...10 years...think of all the worlds and lives you could have explored in that time if you weren't always censoring yourself, or telling yourself that your work isn't good enough. You might need to just write something you hate or think is utter trash, just to get something out that you can look back on later and have a stronger sense of direction with so you can eventually finish it. If nothing else, writing something you think sucks outright could be just what you need to break into the habit of finishing a work. And doing it deliberately might feel better than believing you have written garbage by accident. I'm pretty tired of that feeling myself. :wink2:
The biggest problem is that I want what is on paper to reflect how I imagine these characters in my head. I can't seem to find the words to describe them. I can write a short scene but parts that turn a scene into a story is the problem. I have hundreds of short scenes but I just can't put them together right. This summer, I am determined to finish the 1st book.

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Post by Lolo Skyooz » 19 May 2018, 01:34

That is a problem for, I think, every kind of artist. Materializing something that only exists in your mind is tough, no matter what. I am convinced that for most people, what you get onto the page is never going to exactly capture what you imagined. However, I think that's a good way to measure your progress in gaining skill--by judging what you have learned in terms of performing this manifestation faithfully, getting as close to your goal as you can. I'm serious though, write some pure garbage, on purpose. It might release some pressure that could be blocking you up.

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