Every creative person before me has identified and dealt with a little issue that I’m going to call Writer’s Guilt. Writers Guilt occurs in two distinct–yet definitely intertwined–forms.
It occurs to me that everyone with a creative pursuit must go through this ordeal and come away making a choice in either direction. I have yet to make that choice, and end up doing 50% on both sides of the coin, rather than picking one and going full force.
What can I do about this? Let’s first identify the two sides of the story, then we’ll do a little research to find out what ways other writers suggest to get past this social and personal road block.
On the fourth day of the New Year’s 30 Day Challenge, I’ve decided to take a look at the first chapter of my novel, Dimenxia, which I wrote 4 years ago. I’ve never had to do a substantial rewrite of a piece of literature before, and I decided to share my ideas to potentially help out other authors going through the process.
I don’t know why I haven’t written in two days. I just haven’t felt like I had anything great to say. Or else, I had wonderful things to say that I couldn’t put into words.
I’ve been toying with the idea of doing something new, but I have so many unchanged threads already going that it’s kind of a useless thing to add more “stuff” to my life.
I still have a long way to go in order to have all of my “stuff” collected, and therefore out of my mind, but that’s what I’m going to have to focus on for a little bit. Hopefully tomorrow will be another story.