Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Break it down!
There's a part of my brain that feels incredibly stupid for doing this -- for being so terrified of the big picture, so keyed up about screwing up and fumbling, that I find some sort of distraction, any sort of distraction, to avoid writing. "Come on," that part says, "this is what you do best. Why are you not doing it?" But there's another part of the same brain that seems to do nothing but make sure I'm consumed with worry about the quality of my writing, to the point that I start many, many stories, but finish very few of them.
To put it bluntly, I'm annoyed with the ebb-tide level of my current written output. Meh. I picked up a book about screenwriting which I hope will teach, or at least encourage, my little monkey brain to break the process down into smaller steps and work on each step at a time.