Aug 11, 2010
Multiple Realities. This is a writing concept I just invented (perhaps it's already been invented). So anyway, last night I was laying in bed thinking about my writing--looking at the big picture of things--and I realized if I continue doing what I'm doing now then I will never ever EVER finish anything. In 2008 when I first started writing I wrote my first novel. Then in 2009 I started a complete re-write of that first novel. The characters, situations, and some of the circumstances stayed the same but this was a whole new reality for my characters. And then--just a couple months ago--I started re-write number 3 of my novel. Basically little has changed it's just a slightly different reality. I got to thinking--what was so awfully bad about the original concept? I read back over some of my original work and with some editing it could be okay. The problem is I'm already starting to re-think my 3rd rewrite, wanting to do a 4th. Am I doomed to live in this cycle forever? Never fully happy with any of my work? Does anyone else suffer from Multiple Realities?
Posted by Sarah Darlington