One of the reasons I started writing was to feed my hunger for learning. And few places offer more books, videos, and classes than becoming a writer. Since my last book took me nearly a year to write, I decided to try a few of them to see if they could help me focus and get my writing schedule back on track.
I started with a book I’d read five or so years ago on developing characters and plots. About 23 pages into the 45 page questionnaire, I had a crisis. I didn’t understand half of what the questions asked and those I did, I couldn’t figure out how to answer, and worse, this isn’t the first time I’d felt this way.
I want to be a better writer.
I want to constantly improve my craft.
But I have to come to terms with the fact that some people teach in a way that I will never understand what they are saying. I get it. That doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating as all get out, I’ve spent a week and a half on something that is mostly trash.
Because I did learn a few things. Things I can use in my book.
And really in the end, that’s a step in the write/right direction.
Until next time.
At least you realise it’s not going the way you wanted but I hope you can pull it back onto the right track and that you can still enjoy writing and learning!
I’m always an optimist. Oh look, there’s a new book to mess up my process:D. Sometimes, you learn the best way to not do something. LOL