How so many short story outlets close down when the popularity of shorter works is rising… Seems odd to me.
Where all my ideas go the moment I start to get tired…
When publishers will realise they do have to take a risk sometimes or they’ll never publish anything new and once their current crop of authors are no longer writing or around, then what?
Why ideas come to me in “floods”. The good thing about that is always having lots of work to have a crack at. The bad thing is that on the odd occasion I’ve worked through all I can is sometimes it takes a bit of time to start triggering the ideas again. Having said that, reading other stories, listening to conversations when out and about (not deliberate eavesdropping but the stuff you can’t help hearing), brainstorming sessions (where you write anything and see what results) do help get my brain back in gear again. I suppose what I’m saying here is I’d like a “drip feed” for my ideas - slower rate but continuous.
How our modem crashes right in the middle of a radio programme or at that very interesting/funny bit so I have to restart the programme. The other point it will definitely crash is when I’m looking something up for my stories!
Why I feel the need to vent emotion (usually by crying) when others can just keep it all bottled in. Still I could use this to create characters. How characters react is a crucial aspect of a successful plot.
Where all my time goes to…. And when I plan to have a writing day something always interrupts it. So lesson here is use whatever time you have and see writing days as bonuses.
How I can worry for the world and others just sail through life never seeming to care. Again could get useful characters out of this and set up clashes between the different types.
Why and when a character suddenly develops a life of their own. Sometimes you set up the character but then they have a habit of telling their creator they want to act in ways contrary to what the author thought. I’m always pleased when my characters take off but I sometimes wish I could see further ahead of the actual moment when it’s going to be. Should a writer be surprised by their creations like this? Should I just be able to time such take-offs better?