How, exactly, does one move from having an idea, to expanding upon it?
I believe my problem is yet another example of the power of three. One part procrastination, one part fear, one part practise (a lack thereof, in this case).
I have ideas, and some of them are even pretty swell (imo), but I am completely lost when it comes to making a story out of an idea. Even if this idea has been exceptionally mapped out. This is a) because I put things off. I am lazy. It’s a vice. b) I do not enjoy failure. This is not to say that I will fail, but I will avoid it if at all possible. c) I don’t write, as a general rule. This needs to change. Whether it’s boring you, Gentle Reader, with daily blog posts, or composing short (not-to-be-blogged) pieces before a shift.
I am making strides, in my life. There are many things that need to change. This is one of them. If I can work on the rest, I can work on this.
If you have any advice, I would be most appreciative of it.
Bon Jovi – Lost Highway.