Fiction takes time

Fiction takes time.

Anything from a short story to a novel, a thousand word something to a hundred thousand word something. It all takes time, effort, and patience. That’s the beauty of fiction. You sit down, and write. At the beginning, the fire drives you, the joy of having stumbled upon something new. Then, comes the middle, the muddy, murky middle. Most stories are lost here, left by the writer, to die slow, painful deaths. And then, at the end, the story, which was not making any sense whatsoever, till this point, suddenly starts making sense. You are able to fill in the blanks, see the light at the end of the long, dark, proverbial tunnel!

That, is also the sad part about writing fiction. Unless it reaches completion, there is nothing to show for the effort.

And I really don’t know why I should give a fuck about it!

Off to write some fiction..!

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2 thoughts on “Fiction takes time

  1. The way to overcome the sadness of the work-in-progress is to live the writer’s life. Immersed in inspiration, being out there, living, enjoying, loving – it’s not a bad way to go!

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    1. That is one of the struggles though, isn’t it?
      If you are writing something long, then you cannot jump around to other worlds. You gotta stay in the world you are creating.. ☺
      Agree about the living, loving way of life.. sure is not a bad way to go! 👍☺
      Thanks for the stop-over!

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