Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Insecure Writer Wednesday
Hi, I'm MJ and I am an insecure whiner, whoops, I mean writer! This is not a reflection on anyone that feels insecure in their writing, it is simply how I view my own insecurity.
I have a problem and I'm sure there are 12 steps out there somewhere that would help me. I have a starting problem. I have ideas in my brain, they sound good when I say them out loud but when I go to place them on the page I have no clue where to start, other than a brief description of the idea in my head. After I get that out, that is where I really become clueless. Perhaps that is why I am drawn to poetry, the lack of complete sentence usage. However not all my ideas are poem worthy, they would make excellent stories and that my dear reader is where my problem lies. I have no idea where to start? I am sure the old muse is becoming weary of visiting me since I never put her visits to use. I would love to write a story to completion.
I have a hard time with writers that say the story writes itself, or the characters tell them what to do and they just follow along. I do not have that form of writers aptitude or delusion? If you are one of those type, please explain in detail how this is possible without sounding like a schizophrenic. ;)