Mar 25, 2011
Wannabe Writers #46 (The Pain of Writing)
Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished. 2/3rds of the way finished with my current WIP.
My current problem(s): Self doubt. UGH! I'm at it again. Holding myself back. I want so badly to finish my current WIP. I've been working on this thing for well over a year now (nearing two!) and I just want so badly to be finished. I think what I have so far is decent stuff. I have a couple of critique partners who at least say they're enjoying it so far. My problem...finishing it! I'm stuck inside my own head and dreading and stressing over every single word I write these days. I want it to be all be perfect but everything I read seems to suck in my own mind. What do I do? I'm not going to work on another project. I can't. I started this thing and now I have to finish it. How can I force myself to finish?
It's hard being a wannabe writer. :(
My question(s) this week: Writing through the pain. How?