Sunday, January 24, 2010

My First Flaws

So in my writing adventure I am finding that I have some major flaws that are going to hurt me as I write.

For one, I can't draw. Well I can draw just not well, and because I am a very visually inspired person the inabilty to draw out some of what I see in my head is a major handicap. I see a lot of authors who can make beautiful artwork to help them realize thier vision and I just cannot do it.

Two, I hate writing. There I said it, I HATE writing. I love story crafting, I love story telling, I love building my fantasty world and being creative. But I hate the actual writing. That said I love doing this even if I do not like the process it takes.

Three, I have not been a lifelong writer. Well, that is not entirely true I used to write stories when the idea struck, but they were never longer than two pages and generally were about sports. Now I find myself on the brink of starting a series perhaps lifelong journey of writing and I feel like Harry Potter on his first trip to Diagon Alley. So much to see and do, it looks awesome and I want to experience all of it, but I feel like I have no idea what to do.

Fourth, I am not a professional writer. This means I have to fit writing in amongst a full time job, a wife, a job, and perhaps even some more schooling. Now I know that there are people who write with many more responsiblities than this but writing is difficult for me and my creative process takes a long time.

Finally, I am not sure that I am good enough. I think this is a universal thought for new authors but it is still something to battle with.

Well that is all for now. My next post will be about my writing history. As always posts are welome. Thanks for reading.


  1. I find one of the hardest parts for me is writing the "mundane" stuff- how the characters get from point "a" to point "b", the spaces in between the conflict, and the small talk that must take place to make the characters seem real. I find all I want to do is write conflict, adventure, fight scene, more conflict. But I know I have to flesh it out with the little everyday things.

  2. I think you mean comments are welcome instead of posts. And yes, I will critique everything you write ;)

  3. You will always be my first and best editor

  4. I understand what you mean Abby! For me though it is not so much conflict and action that I want to capture, it is specific moments and feelings as well as specific pictures that I have in my mind