I come to my computer or blank paper with trepidation about what to write and whait I will do with it when written. I have read many things on writing and know that I am not alone. My problem is: I manage to give up when I look at the blank screen or paper. My mind runs rampant with ideas and sentences when I am not near a writing surface. I think I will remember it and put it down later, but we all know that "later" never makes it here.
I do love to write, but I have trouble coming up with a story to write. I want to just put down words and sometimes, I do really wel. I have come across some stuff I have written over the years and discover that I have a neat turn of phrase. Howver, I never seem to know what to do with it after it is neartly turned. I have lots of those and they are toatally unrelated to each other. I have a cool description of a lady lying on a beach that is almost erotic, What do I do with that? When I try tell a story, it reads like a telephone book. Just the facts. No interaction, no action.
I get frustrated. I have a husband who is frustrated about it, because when he starts something, he finishes it. Has no clue how I manage to start so much stuff and finish nothing.
Neither do I.
All great writers say they are only story tellers. Great. When I stat to write a story, I see my daughter sighing, and saying, " Get to the point.", and I just shrivel. It does not have to be her, anyone I tell a story to seem s to do that. Am I too wordy? Too slow? Or just a terrible teller? I have no idea, but will keep you posted on my progress. Maybe even post a story now and then.
Have a great day and thanks for listening.