I have been praying for a few years now, for guidance in my life, especially in my writing. Seems I sit either at my computer, my ipad, or with a pen and paper and try to work on a story, but my mind drifts back to a story that I have a full rough draft on but needs a rewrite. So I just go to that wanting to do the rewrite and finish the story. Yet when I work on that story, I think of the new one I’d rather be writing. Ugh!!! I get tired of this go around and it is getting quite annoying. I have ideas galore and I’ll look over them, but I sit and ponder, “Do I really want to write these?” And I find I cannot answer the question because I am feeling overwhelmed and really just don’t know.
However, when I sit down and watch Star Trek (any of the Original Series or TTNG – I haven’t seen any other series), Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, the TV show Merlin (I love the story of Arthur…well I love that time period too.), and Battlestar Galactica, I can feel the excitement in my body and story ideas just fling left and right out of nowhere it seems, and I want to begin writing in the sci fi and fantasy genres. Several of my story ideas don’t jive with this and I am wondering if that is the reason I can’t bring myself to sit and turn those ideas into stories. Now that’s not to say those ideas will never be used. Perhaps somewhere down the road I may want to use them so I’ll keep them tucked away.
But right now, I think I am understanding more of what I am interested in and must let my creative side take hold of these interests and what excites me and gets my creative energy revved. Otherwise I’ll still sit here, writing nothing, publishing nothing, sharing nothing with the world. That is something I just cannot accept.
I have decided, with God’s guidance, I am going to go through all of my ideas and stories I have started, and put them away if they don’t currently fit in with interests and save these for later, when I know my tastes will either change, or I will want a break from a genre for a while.
So here goes, folks! Off to do some sorting out which I am praying, will lead to writing. Ohhh! And perhaps I will have a story idea ready to flourish by the time NaNoWriMo hits! That’s motivation!
Have a great day and thanks for reading!