Like so many people, I have a million ideas floating through my head for stories. I’ve started countless books and stopped, then started them up again. I have one that I keep coming back to, and I think I’m on a good streak finally! I’m afraid to share what I have, one because OH-MY-GOD-THATS-MY-PERSONAL-SPACE! Also I’ve read so many articles about not sharing what you’ve written without first getting a copy write, and I’m totally clueless about how that works.
I’m far from anywhere near complete and after last nights writing session, I’m already up to 15,000+ words! Yikes! Am I taking on too much too soon? Do I honestly care whether anyone likes it or am I just doing this to get all that stuff rumbling around in my head out and in the open?
I really don’t think it matters to me whether a lot of people like what I’ve written. I mean, I hope that they do, but I really think at this point, I’m just enjoying the process and look forward to what happens next each time I sit down at my desk! (or kitchen table as it would be!) I don’t suspect I’ll be the next George RR Martin, Dr. Seuss, Danielle Steele, C.S. Lewis…. You get the idea. I just want to be me. I want to get down what is overflowing in my head and appreciate the process I went through to get there and absorb what ever criticism (hopefully constructive!) that I receive.
Having said all that….Yeah, I’m no where near done!