Writing can be frustrating, thankless and utterly maddening. However, the wisdom I can offer you is the same which I have gleaned from Anne Rice. There are times where the/a WIP can be abandoned in favor of something more favorable. However, save it!
Don’t delete the work–put it away.
There may be a time where you will able to go back to it. Where you will have the time, the gumption, hell, even the confidence to go back to it.
When all else fails, fellow writer-scribe-oracle, pause and regroup. Your imagination will thank you for it.
Writing is alot like riding a bike, and skinning your knee.
After skinning the this same knee, you still have a desire to ride your bike. But you also don’t wanna fall again. So, what do you do? Heal up and get right back on it.
There is not easy way to start a WIP (Work In Progress). It’s not easy to pick it up after you get stuck! But time never works in a writer’s favor with WIPs. Never. It only gets harder to pick up. It gets harder to get back in the groove of it.
Waiting makes it harder to even want to work at it! Be brave dear ones!
I’m constantly coming up with ideas. I have to record them or write them down to keep track of them all! However, the scariest part is still the start. Not the research, but the start–the actual putting of idea to paper or screen.
But the fear is always, “How is this going to come together?!” However, the fear of not doing, consumes the fear of doing. The start is terrifying! But it’s more terrifying to keep all that locked up.
“Do not come soft to the blank page.” It is only a page. You have the authority to fill it or leave it blank. Your thoughts, your ideas are what will bring it’s mocking under subjection. Write. The pages demand it.