This is the End

"I wanna say all those things that would be better unsaid…"

– Trent Reznor

So, while it may not be cool or even smart to admit this – I'm scared!

Maybe the reason I've been dragging my heels on my NaNo project is that I'm afraid that writing so many shorts all at once will deplete my short story reserve and come November, I'll be all out of ideas.

Does anyone else have that fear? Wondering if the ideas will just stop coming one day? It's nice to have a notebook with scraps of ideas that one can "fall back on". For the longest time, my ideas have been lining up, patiently (for the most part) waiting for me to finish whichever WIP I happen to be devoting my time to for their chance to shine. But I guess I'm a little scared that this NaNo project could be the end.

Kind of like the Millennium…I won't know until December 1st whether there will be any fallout or not.

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6 comments to This is the End

  • jamie  says:

    I have the same fear. You are not alone.

    • Mary  says:

      Let’s all link arms and tackle this fear, shall we?

  • Katey  says:

    I’d venture to say it’s impossible not to have it once in a while– but I know grand sweeping statements are a bad idea. Even when I have a backlog of ideas, I have to sort of quell the fear that if I use them up too quickly– or god forbid on characters and situations that aren’t very good– I won’t have any more.

    But maybe we can trust that since it hasn’t happened yet, it won’t? Oh, let’s go with that!
    .-= Katey´s last blog ..Fall is the Best =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Oh, I make grand sweeping statements all the time! Give me a few hours and the mood should pass 🙂

  • Jenn  says:

    There’s a section I like to reread in A Moveable Feast where Hemingway talks about being blocked. “I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.'” I tell myself that a lot.

    • Mary  says:

      Maybe I should tack that one to my bulletin board – great quote!

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