As a writer, I struggle with many things; but my biggest challenge is finishing something. The shorter the story, the better I am at completing it; however, if I try to start on a book idea, I get about a quarter of the way through and then I stall out. Usually life gets me side-tracked and I never go back to it.
I even attempted a long fiction project by writing it one chapter at a time (aka web fiction or serial fiction). So far, three serial stories are now defunct.
Or, maybe not entirely so.
In the past, the only thing that have worked for me is by participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where I’ve been successful more than 50% of the time (hey, that’s better than zero!). So, this year I’ve decided (after a four-year hiatus) to try again.
What about you? What are you currently struggling with?
I’m continuing to participate in Jeff Goins’ 21 days of intentional blogging and his challenge today is a doozy for me. He wants us to identify three particular elements of our blogs:
I’ve been blogging for oh, seven or eight years now and I honestly haven’t given much thought to any of these elements. Well, better late than never…let’s give this challenge a whirl shall we?
The subject matter for this blog generally bounce between genre and serial writing to poetry/motion poetry to movies and to various issues within the entertainment and writing industries. This is probably one of the main reasons why I named this blog “A writer and her adolescent muse” since my mind moves all over the place and rarely sticks to just one main subject; or, perhaps my muse has ADHD. Hmm…
The theme for this blog mostly centers around the contemplative/philosophical aspects of the creative life.
This is probably the easiest element for me to nail down. I’ve always intended to use this blog as a way to have open dialogues with other writers. Being a writer these days tends to be a lonely venture for me so I started this blog so that I can meet and chat with others about issues and topics we are passionate about.
What about you? Do you have any ideas about what your blog is about (in regards to subject, theme and objective)?