Post by whaleworkforfood on May 19, 2021 23:53:45 GMT -6
2) Forgetting that the reader is just that: the reader. They don't have the insight that I do into the story. There's a difference between letting them figure things out for themselves and flat-out never dropping enough breadcrumbs for them to do so, and I always end up on the wrong side of it. I think this falls under my issues with pacing because I'm trying to rush the story.
I'm guilty of this one. I'll realize I'm being too vague, then over-compensate and bog the story down with explanations.
I definitely don't write enough. If I'm reading a really good book or if I've had a really busy week at work, I'll get completely put off writing.
3. Not rewriting and editing enough. Drafting is super hard! I do a lot of editing as I write, but there's a lot that's easy to miss when you're 'producing' your work. It's great to have a few days in between sometimes too, to give yourself some head space and distance from whatever you're writing. But all too often, I find it hard to go back and fix things later. Or, the fixes that I propose would involve rewriting huge chunks of story and then I 'drown' in uncertainty and overwhelm. XD
I think I have the opposite problem! I rewrite too much. Once I've laid down a chunk of words, I won't be writing anything else for days. I'll just spend all my writing time re-reading and re-writing that section over and over again. I'll take out paragraphs, stare at the screen and after what seems like an awful lot of time ... put those paragraphs back in.