When this blog was started, I had plans to write stories. I still have plans to write a story or two. But I have decided that stories really are not my strong suit. I’m not creative enough to come up with ideas but when I do have ideas, getting them written down is very tough. Its March right now and I have a story I started writing in August that I haven’t touched, just to give you an idea.
I think one of the biggest obstacles to writing fiction is dialogue. I am not good at writing conversations as the few things I have written either have minimal talking the conversation feels very stiff. Not to mention, there are a lot of rules when it comes to writing dialogue and the punctuation involved.
I still want to get back to the story I started and finish it but I am not sure what to do with it. I know what the characters want to do but I’m not sure how all to get them to that place. I realized a while back that my thoughts of turning out several fiction books will not happen, I will be lucky if I have a few short stories to share or make an anthology out of.
That said, I have a few stories that I can do something with as they are ones a friend wrote and gave me permission to publish. I have edited them a bit as they required a bit of work but between the two of them, it is not enough words to do anything with.
Another item I have in the pipeline is a non-fiction book in this genre. Again, nothing is happening with it. I have the idea, I have some of the text but need to sit down and put it together, expand it a bit and get it published. I need to do a bit of research but not a lot as I have the majority of the information that I need due to past endeavours.