Occasionally a writer reaches out and laments about a writerly problem. Here’s one I received recently that I think is fairly common.
I recently realized that my writing has slowed to a standstill, not because I’m busy, but because I’m terrified to finish.
It’s not uncommon to see the finish line and suddenly become… intimidated.
Truman Capote said finishing a story is like taking your child out in the back yard and shooting it.
Why is that?
Why do so many writers get so far long and then not finish?
I think the reason(s) is basically simple. First of all, a lot of people get a great idea for a story, but once they get that idea down – Oh, wouldn’t it be neat if the Easter Bunny murdered Santa Claus?…
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