This week’s musing –courtesy of http://bookshelf.shotgunopera.net– asks…I wonder how many of us will answer yes?
I have tried my hand at writing but have failed at one of the primary rules (This is one I heard Kevin Anderson and his wife state. You have to finish the book to have a chance at publication. It seems she kept starting but not finishing her books.) I have several that I have started but never finished.
Some are romances that I started writing in my 20’s. Some are children’s books I started when my sons were young. The most recent are books I started after I retired. They are Science Fiction and Science Fiction Romances that I never finished. In between my 20’s and retirement I taught in college and wrote for publish or perish. I don’t miss that kind of writing. Today when I get the urge to write I just go the Helium, find a title I like or submit one, and write something short that I will finish.
The reason I never finished. I will be writing and then a book or series of books will come up that I want to read and I would rather read than write. Then I don’t write for quite awhile and it is hard to start again.
Another reason I never have finished. I love to travel and writing and traveling just did not go together. In fact right now I am on a trip and am writing this in my hotel room in Portland, OR. I am staying at the Aloft at the Portland Airport. I stopped here so I could visit Powell’s Book Store and later today I will be off to see what book treasures I have missed and need to add to my already hugh library. Check my travel blog Jo Jones Traveling Lady tomorrow for my post of where and what I went to see today.