All Potential, No Realization?

I wondered aloud the other day if I should try just starting on all the writing projects that have been bouncing around in my head for ages, and working on whichever one appealed to me at the time. I’ve been considering this approach for a while, never actually trying it because it seems like I’d never finish anything, and I’d just have hundreds of unfinished stories waiting for completion on my computer or in my papers. 

The thing is, I already don’t finish anything now, without having multiple projects currently in progress (in terms of me doing any regular work on them, that is). And I keep having new ideas. So many ideas. Maybe it really would make more sense to just start all of the projects, and see what happens. 


Any thoughts? Any hope?

5 thoughts on “All Potential, No Realization?

  1. Hi Deva,
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog.
    I am in the same boat as you (but she’s a sturdy vessel, so don’t worry) and have many projects on the back-burner (or not even begun, or merely existing as frantically scribbled notes), and I offer this hypocritical advice: Choose one and put the energy into it. You’ll feel better. I plan to take my own advice any day now.

      • Sounds like you have a lot of pots on the back burner. You’ve also obviously got a lot of writing behind you — perhaps you need some pressure — maybe enter yourself into a writer’s circle (I’m sure you’ve done this already, but…) where you have deadlines.
        Anyhow, don’t give up. Insert other trite but well meaning encouragement advice here:________

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