Letters to My Editor: Look a Shiny New Thing

July 27, 2015

Welcome back to Letters to My Editor, a series of blog posts hashing out the relationship between an author and editor. In this case, my editor, Kate Homan, is my pen pal, and you can catch her latest letter to me at her blog, Long Story Short.

Dear Kate,

Letters to My EditorYou have asked the question I have been avoiding for nearly eight weeks.

How is the latest story coming.

I think this is the question that plagues all writers on some level and in some form.  And I think every writer at one time or another has a different response.  Sometimes it’s going great, sometimes there’s a giant obstacle called writer’s block standing in its way, sometimes it’s sheer procrastination.

I think my answer, though, is worse than all of these.

Distraction!

What happens when you have too many ideas going in your head at once?

You don’t finish anything.  That’s what happens.  I’ve jumped from one manuscript to the next, to an article for the RWR, to a workshop proposal.  I’m busy every single day and yet I have not typed the end in months.  My mind races with new idea after new idea, and if I don’t write them down, I’m afraid they’ll be lost forever.

What is a girl to do?

Yours,

jessie

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