Saturday, October 22, 2016

In which a monkey breaks a block, and where he strives to work on his writing more

It's been a few days since I have put virtual pen to paper here, but that doesn't mean that I have been idle.  A friend of mine wanted a short fiction piece for an illustration that he did, and I took up the challenge.

Now, a bitter and sad fact of my life is that for a decade and a half I have suffered from writer's block.  Not where I couldn't write at all, but rather I could never complete any story.  You have perhaps seen the fragments I have posted here.  That is the usual fate of my writings.  A few pages and then i get stuck.

However, this time was different,.  I got a clear plot idea and ending for the piece and I wrote it.  Beginning, middle, and end.  This is a huge breakthrough for me.

I'm not sure what this portends for the future, but I am hopeful that I can continue to write and create.  I have no illusions that I am a great writer, or I am the next Stephen king, but if I could perhaps reach the level where someone actually pays me to write, and I do it as an enjoyable side hobby I would be happy with that.  We shall see,


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