Do I Dare?


So this question all starts when I had someone close to me tell me this wondrous dream that sparked so much creativity into me that I felt like I was about to burst. It is a story that would be a post apocalyptic world where science looks to new ways to try to save the dying earth by unconventional methods, magic. At least to me this sounds like an amazing story and one that I could have a lot of fun pushing myself to write since it is unlike my normal story style. And because of this I have been really itching to start it. However then I fear that my current project I have been so diligently working on will get left in the dust and become yet another story that I have never finished. Which I will be honest; it is a pretty lengthy list. I don’t want to be one of those people that constantly start writing projects but then abandon them due to another story. I have wanted to actually complete the whole process, from start to finish again instead pushing stories aside for different things.

This is my dilemma of do I dare? I love the currently story I am working on. It has so much potential, so much greatness and real character development and I feel the first real strong piece I have written so far. Or at least that is what I believe, but the problem is so do most of the stories I write. I always tell myself oh I just writing my ideas out and I will come back to that original story I was working on but never seem to do. It isn’t that I really truly don’t mean to go back to them, because from the bottom of my heart I do. I have this more than one project in mind when I say that too. And maybe someday I will. However, I haven’t yet. And that is now the biggest problem I have.

So now bringing us back to the original question that I asked: Do I dare? Do I dare start another project? At least writing some scenes down as they pop into my head and work my very hardest to stay on target to my current project. And to be clear the current project I am working on is more than half way finished at this point. Or do I just have the idea in my little notebook I carry around with me where ever I go and hope to goodness sake that I don’t forget all the wonderful ideas that pop into my head and when I finish my current project begin diving into the story that awaits me?

I know the correct answer. I really do but it is one of those stages where I am afraid of not completing yet another thing that I am prepared to do something drastic. This is my problem and this is my question. Do I dare?


2 responses »

  1. That’s a tough one. I’ve several projects I always mean to comeback to, but sometimes, they were just first stage for a better project. You just have ask yourself if the project your currently working on is worth continuing, if you still have the urge to finish it. If you do, you can do both, and don’t second guess yourself. Right now, I have to documents open, one is my novel, one is my series. If I don’t touch one, it’s still in my head that I still want to continue it. Sometimes, I barely touch either, and then I become surprised when I actually finish something. Hahaha! Anyway, it’s good to figure out your destination, and only you can figure that out.

  2. I struggle with this sometimes too. The way I see it is that you owe it to yourself to finish whatever you’re working on first. If you love it and if you think it has potential, you should finish it. Some people can work on multiple projects at the same time, but I’m not one of those people. I need to give a work my full attention to bring out the best in it. File away the ideas for your next projects in your notebook or word document and don’t worry about them. I believe those ideas will incubate in your subconscious until it’s time to begin work on them and then the ideas will just burst from your mind.

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