IWSG - Taming the Monsters
Since I posted a fine article for my first installment of the Insecure Writers Support Group (a great contribution, if I do say so) allow me to rant and ramble on my second post.
I'm one of those writers who seem to have more ideas then time and/or proper motivation. Usually, I have a hundred random ideas rushing through my head on any given day. Occasionally I must force my ass into a chair, pick one idea, and run with it.
Unfortunately, my hard drive full of half-bake and half-written stories tells me I'm not too good at picking out the solid ideas that might have even the smallest chance of turning into something resembling a finished product.
Occasionally though, with enough pushing, self loathing, and bitter ornery resolve I manage to complete something once in a while.
I continue to work on my mystery crime story, which I'm now convinced, has an absolutely unique main character but my mind often drifts to stories of fantasy and, uh ... things of a more, adult, nature.
Yes, I have been known, on occasion, to venture off into stories of paranormal erotic romance and paranormal romantic suspense, but let's keep that bit of information to ourselves for now, why don't we.
I guess the point I'm trying to make in this installment of the support group is that: If you are like me, always struggling to tame the beast of a thousand half-baked stories ideas, you're not alone.
Keep the ideas flowing, occasionally reaching into the raging current at the stones in your head. Sure, you'll probably spend a lot of time poking at the torrent of slop but every now and then, know that you are bound to come up with a gem worth keeping.
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