Somehow, I ended up forgetting my post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group again. Ugh. (But at least it wasn’t twice in a row!)
What’s bugging me right now as a writer (and yes, I realize it’s pointless to go into it when I’m a day late, but…I’m doing so anyway) is that it seems like I’m more interested in dreaming up scenarios than I am in writing out the stories. I’m still working on the same project I was this time last month, and have gotten very little accomplished on it in the past month. (Though in my own defense, I did have to spend half the month working on class projects, to the exclusion of all else.) Meanwhile, I’ve come up with a bunch of other plots I’d like to explore. (One of them just hit me today, in fact.)
I don’t know if it’s just the way my brain’s wired or what, but it’s starting to get frustrating. The feeling that I can’t ever finish anything because I get tired of it and want to work on something else. (Even though I do actually finish a lot of first drafts. But only first drafts.) Which is one thing when I get snatched away by different characters (it’s always the characters that compel me into whatever I’m writing, not the story), but when it’s just the idea of putting the characters in a different situation…it starts to feel very counter-productive.
Though I guess my writing is always counter-productive, since it’s taking away time I could spend on actually productive activities like cleaning my horrific house.