Back in March, I started writing my story for the 7th time. I wrote about a 800 words in two days and then put it aside. Maybe this tells why this is my 7th attempt to write my story. Does that happen to you too?
However, I didn’t want this attempt to go futile. There is no doubt that this story is special but there was more to it this time.
This time, I had started working on a writing style that I have longed to work on.
After closing work yesterday, I had a sudden urge to go back to the draft of the latest attempt. When I read it, I felt like I should take the story forward instead of scrapping it yet again to start afresh after a couple of years. I ended up writing about 300 words. I know it’s not too much. But taking one step forward does count.
It does not have the build-up of a mystery story, but there’s an incident that gave birth to this story. When I found myself writing about it, I thought it came too soon and I should take things slow. So I’m trying to dodge to flashbacks to add more essence. Maybe I’ll change the order of events later.
Isn’t it too easy for us to keep our story aside because it’s not urgent? Or because we are not getting paid to write it? Or because we are waiting for the right time to start writing it?
August 20, 2020