I read Dork Tower. I’m a geek from long ago, and I grew up playing RPGs, and Dork Tower calls to the fifteen year old girl who still lives in my head (and helps me write YA!) and all the people she knew.
Today there was not a cartoon. But there was an essay on the subject of finishing.
John Kovalic was talking about art, but what he says applies to writing, too.
There are so many people out there who start to write. They start a story, and it flummoxes them so they set it aside and start a new one. FRESH IDEAS. NEW ENERGY. It calls to all of us.
All this gets us is the ability to be VERY GOOD at writing openings.
And terrible at writing endings.
I’m guilty of this too. I will sit and stare at a piece and think to myself what was I ever thinking about this? and I will set it aside.
If you’ve ever done the same, go read John’s post on The Finish Line. Then if you feel as guilty as I do over all those unfinished projects (and thus, unmade sales because I have pre-rejected the idea before I even completed it), GO WRITE.
That’s what I’m going to do.