Happy Wednesday! Since it is August 1st and the first Wednesday, that means it is time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group created by the fantastic super ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh. Click here to see the other participants.
My concern today stems from what I admit to be a silly fear but a fear nonetheless. I'm worried I won't have enough words in me to write all the stories in my head. I have hundreds of ideas for stories, some short, some novel-length. What if I don't have enough in me to write all those words down to tell the stories properly? What if I only have so many words I can write? If I use them all in one novel, then I might not have enough for the next.
I think sometimes that is why I am a lean writer. I'm saving words for the next story.
Silly, isn't it?
I tend to write in the moment for first drafts and the bare minimum I can write to get that draft down. If I just have the story, then I can always add more, right? Then, I slowly add more emotions, more descriptions, a touch of backstory. I've learned from critiques and reviews that I need to write more. People want more. It concerns me because then I think back to do I have enough words to write more and still write everything else I want to write. So I do add, but I wonder if it'll be enough.
Somehow I think I might just have to work harder to find more words because there are just too many stories within me not to write down.
Do you worry about not having enough words? Or are you on the opposite end and have too many?
And a brief writing update.
I'd hoped to have good news about Pull of Gravity, but unfortunately, I didn't get any editing done as I'd hoped last week. I've been working hard, but not on my own work. I'm now looking towards a release date of August 15th or so for Pull of Gravity. It's not an official release date yet, but I think it is more doable, especially since I have August 6-10 off from the day job. I'd rather edit it right than rush through it just to get it out there.