Friday, April 16, 2010

Writing everyday?

I am having one of those days where I'm a little unmotivated.  I have managed to do quite a bit over the past couple of days and I guess I am nearing the end of my first draft for this one act play.  I am doing so reluctantly though as if I don't quite want to finish it.  I have no idea why I feel like this but I guess once it is finished you must do something with it.  It needs to be scrutinised not only by yourself but also by others.  I guess it is at that point for me the doubt creeps in as to whether it is any good or not.

I think it is very easy for negative thoughts like this to creep up on you and make you seize any activity and leave it for another day.  This is kind of where I am at today.  I see no harm in leaving it until the weekend but know in reality I am working and highly unlikely to do anything.  Then it will be put back until the next week and so on.  I guess that is why there is an importance in writing every day.  Even if it never gets read by another person at least it keeps you in the habit of writing.

So I am writing here to motivate myself in to trying to finish the task I had set out to do at the beginning of the week.  I figure not really knowing how to end something can be an issue as well.  Let's just hope I am happy-ish with the end product.

In other news, I strangely had a dream last night about a line to enter for the Nicci French competition I mentioned the other day.  Normally my dreams are complete nonsense so it made a nice change that my dream might be helpful.  I have entered it and fingers crossed you never know what it might bring.

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