I finished Chapter 6 of the tentatively title sci-fi horror THE ENCOUNTER OF RUINATION. Now the thoughts are going overtime and it reminds me of quote of Bertrand Russell:
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Now am I being cocky, arrogant, or self-sure when I liken myself to that latter group? It’s not modesty that’s for sure, but back to Concerns or Doubt. I want to write a sci-fi horror and am confident I can pull it off, yet that damnable imposter syndrome rears its repugnant head.
Did I finish the last sentence of the last chapter correctly? Am I choosing the right direction in short chapters instead of short sections and long chapters? (Because I can’t go back and edit, right) Did he bounce back too quick? Did he react realistically even though this entire story is made up and not realistic?
Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt. — William Shakespeare
You know what Willy? You make a good point. You miss 100% the shots you take right?
Writing is really interesting in that you can be 1,000% confident while you’re writing and the next day, but then after that you are 1,000% positive that you jumped the shark. And you know what; up until an hour ago I was positive I jumped the shark with what I wrote. But then I remembered that in writing there are no rules. There are just guidelines.
I do want to know what you folks think of my writing. I would like to know if when you get done with the chapter if you think that that was just completely silly, that there was a part in there that just ruined it or it’s all amazing. You are my beta readers in a sense, and I thank you for it.