Forging ahead with fictional endeavours: ~ Write a life on a page and hurry not to its grave; abhor not the coming age, for eternal is the next page. ~ Read what you will, I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I do writing.

Plot-holes and potholes

“Shut up! You’ll get words when I want to give ’em to ya!” Bill Murray as ‘Thompson’ on deadlines. This is how I’m currently feeling with regards to writing, though I don’t know whom I’m telling off. The only one putting pressure on me at this point in time is I!  I’ve been putting more and more effort into the creation process of my flash fiction recently – researching, editing, getting caught up in description ect. This is not a problem in terms of fiction but it’s wasted on short fics because there is no room in the word count!  It also points to a bad habit I’m falling back into – focusing on the creation rather than the completion of a project. This is a notorious flaw of writers; no project is ever complete, even if it is already published. The creative process is as addictive as it is vital to novelisation. However, no book can be published if a story arc is left incomplete.  Time to smack perfectionism down and re-orientate towards the goal again.


Comments on: "Plot-holes and potholes" (8)

  1. haha really nice post!!

  2. There’s a lot of truth in what you say, penshift. Writers agonise over every step along the journey of getting a book out there. And if you’re not feeling in the creative mood, it can be hard. Hope you’ll get back on track soon. 🙂

  3. chrislb94 said:

    Hard to find the right balance isn’t it? 🙂

  4. Very tricky, you want your work to be good, the best you can make it, but perfection is an illusion. So, how do you know when you’re done? When your eyes are crossed from reading the same sentences over and over again? When you close your eyes and the words are etched on the inside of your eyelids? When?

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