I try to write every day. I’ve mentioned that before, I’m sure. I try to make myself sit down in front of the computer and pound out a few hundred words every single day, whether I feel like it or not, and I think that this practice is making me a better writer. But while it’s important to write as much as I can, I think it’s also important to put off specific projects until I’m ready for them.
I’m working on a project with a friend. It’s a dystopian cyberpunk piece which,, I feel, has a great deal of potential. But I’m having trouble working on it. It isn’t that I sit down and can’t think of what comes next, it’s that I don’t think i”m where I need to be for the story.
There are, I believe, pieces still missing. Something isn’t in place, and if I write it before everything coalesces, the story I produce won’t be the one that I’ve been working on. It will be… derivative?
I believe in letting the important ideas percolate. I let them sit in the back of my head and float around, bumping into other ideas. I leave it to grow and connect, until the story is ready for me.
Or maybe I’m just being a lazy bastard and avoiding a project I don’t want to work on right now.