I’ve just realised we’re half way through the 5th month of the year, and I’ve read I think 1 maybe 2 books all year. That is terrible. If to become a writer you have to read read read, looks like I’m not going to get there. I blame the writing course. I also blame my job for the hours for not giving me time to read. I did have a long list of silly things I blame, but I didn’t think it was really funny enough to take up the space. I MUST READ MORE. That’s the long and short of it.
The problem is, if I start reading a book, whenever I do that I’m going to feel guilty about not doing the course. I need to prioritise. Or find more hours in the day?
I sat down at my desk this morning and decided I’d do some work on ‘Holiday’. I opened word and started typing. Wow. I had so many ideas. I planned on writing a brief on the main characters, which I did start, but I got so many other ideas while I was there I’ve now got about 5 different sections on the document with different ideas of things that can go here or there.
I keep getting ideas, but then evolving them so changing them, but then really like the 1st idea. How do I decide on which one to use? I am terrible at making decisions when it comes to cutting things out. Take the 1st assignment for my writing course. It started as a review of the Science Museum Lates, the first draft was 500 or so words over – not too good when it should have been about 500 total. But I wanted to keep it all in rather than cut bits, so what did I do? Start another review of somewhere else, keep in the word count and use that instead. Another thing I need to learn!
When taking a break from ‘Holiday’ I found a blog on here with a ’10 minute writing’ prompt (http://thesunlitdesk.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/free-writing-exercise-2/). I did that and am quite impressed with what came out. I do love these writing for small lenght of time things. It worries me it’s because I don’t have to finish them and I think I’m pretty scared of finishing things. The main thing I need to concentrate on is that I’m writing. That’s the most important thing at the moment. 🙂