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Finishing something

I haven't finished a story in over five years. That is crazy. I need to finish something soon or I'm gonna go nuts.
This novel I've been working on just won't move forward!


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Jun. 16th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean.
Jun. 16th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
It is that exact problem that makes me wish I ever thought of short stories. All of my ideas are lengthy, time-consuming things. They just take so long to finish.
Jun. 16th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
That is exactly why I stick to short stories... I can't consistently finish anything longer than a few thousand words. Anything longer and I either know where I want it to end up but not how to get there, or more or less how I want it to go but not where it ends. Either way I eventually run out of patience.
Jun. 16th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
If you were me, you'd start a new project, just to get yourself moving again. And then, at about 2AM, have a miraculous breakthrough on the project you were stuck on. *shrug* Like magic, sorta.
Jun. 16th, 2009 08:19 am (UTC)
That is excellent advice!
Well, I'm afraid I'll just start 20 new projects and never finish any of them, but at least I'm exercising my writing muscles.
Jun. 16th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
I haven't finished something since my NaNoWriMo. And there are stories I haven't touched since before that.

I don't know whether to finally finish my old stories or to brew up new ones I'm excited about.
Jun. 24th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Have you tried writing a nonfiction vignette or a poem? Easier to finish. I'm with sandykidd: prime the pump, and the Main Project will flow a lot more easily.

And as they say--writing is rewriting. Sometimes opening up an old project and doing a revision gets me ready for the next one. Plus--it makes me feel like less of a total failure (like, look, I did finish something!).
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