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08-08-2007 04:05 PM
...do you ever wonder if your brain is only so big and you only have so much to say?
As a hobbyist writer, with no expectations that I keep churning things out, I haven't had this problem yet; but I understand what you mean. The muse can be fickle. Sometimes I get stuck and I think, "I'll never finish this project and I'll never write again." So far I haven't stopped writing but it seems that writer's block is lurking at every corner.
08-08-2007 04:56 PM
Susan, you mention having to do something new fast. Are you working under an even more intense deadline with your new book? How has the writing of this next one been different than that of The Fiction Class? Have your thoughts about the writing process changed in any way with your experience of “being done” with this first book?
And thanks for stopping by, Susan. I've really enjoyed following your publishing experience through your blog.
08-08-2007 06:31 PM
Have you abandoned anything that you do feel has reached some sort of completion—like, you’ve gotten to the end of the story, or accomplished the characterization the way you wanted to?
I post my work on writing.com, first to get comments for revision, and also so maybe a few people will see the "completed" work. There are a few pieces that are done for now, and a few more I'd like to get back to some day. Then there are 3 works of fiction and one essay in progress. I haven't "published" anything in over a month and I miss the rush of seeing that I actually have new readers. But since I write almost every day, I now have the satisfaction of knowing that I write, at least in part, to write, and not just for the thrill of having readers.
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