Friday, March 14, 2014

Choices in Writing.

"Nobody did it half-assed. They did it brilliant."

These inspirational words are from Bob Bergen, an extremely talented voice actor. He was explaining to a room full of people how important it is to commit to something. And I think that's fantastic advice: commit.

I've struggled a very long time with my writing because I can't seem to buckle down and really COMMIT to what I'm writing. I keep changing the voice. I keep changing the time period.  I keep changing the circumstances. Which means I keep not finishing my novel.

From now on, I need to make choices. Choices that I really BELIEVE, and then commit to these choices. Once I do that,  I'll be able to finish my novel.

Of course, choosing WHICH novel to focus on has become confusing. I have three possible novels in mind: one on Themistocles, one on Cleomenes I, and one on Artemisia. I've been waffling back and forth between the three, but now realize I should just buckle down and do one.

Part of my commitment to my novel is keeping up this blog more often. I'm pretty shy (and weary) about sharing my work online, but I can at least do more blogs about Ancient Greek history, movies, games and novels. It's already been three months since my last blog entry, so I definitely need to do these more regularly!


Carla said...

Good luck! I still look in here from time to time to see how you're getting on :-)

Chris Pavey said...

Good luck! So which is it going to be? Kleomenes is one interresting dude! So is Themestokles. Both star in very minor roles in my book. I'm concentrating on Pheidippides, the runner... But it is so slow going, researching and writing! I feel your pain! :-)

Meghan said...

Hi, Chris! Thanks for dropping by. I'm going with Cleomenes for now. We'll see how that goes! :)