I realized this afternoon as I wracked my brain for something interesting to write about that it had been a pretty unexciting week overall.
I also realized that over the course of the last year, I had written nearly fifty short stories and one-act plays as a kind of exercise to "limber up" so I could finally write the novel I've been thinking about writing since high school.
The scary part is, I honestly don't know if I'm good enough to be a serious writer... I think that's why I haven't seriously sat down and written "the big one" yet... I don't know if my characters as I write them are real enough. For the type of story I want to write, it's not worth even starting if the characters themselves aren't believable to the reader.
So I think over the next few weeks, I'm going to post from the collection of stories I've written as exercise over the last year... a few of them I submitted to online literary magazines, and a couple of them were actually selected, and posted online. You would think that's a positive sign, but as I read through some f the other selections on the websites that had "published" some of my work of the last year, I realized that there were a LOT of really bad writers out there who were having their horrendous work showcased on the same sites that had chosen mine.
I guess where I'm going with this is I'm asking those of you who read this blog to tell me if my writing sucks, or should I really sit down with my outline and just write the damn novel already. Please be honest, you can leave anonymous comments below, so I'm hoping that you'll be cold and brutal if it's really bad.
Here's this Friday's story:
CONFIDANT a short story
Be honest... tell me if the characters weren't "real" enough.
See you all Monday.