This post is inspired by a comment I left on a blog. Because really I can do things like that. I can make a post about anything, and still make it last a long time because it's just something I'm good at. Anyway, the comment was about how writing is an incredibly long process. If you know me then you know I say that I don't really have the patience to do long projects, and I still attest that I don't. If something is going to take more than a few hours for me to do then chances are I'm not going to do it, or even try. Unless it's a video game actually. I won't even watch long movies and even though I watch professional wrestling, I don't dedicate all my attention to it, as I just can't.
Like I said though writing is a very long process. Immortal Space is a project that has lasted over a year, this blog is a project that has lasted nearly two years. My short stories took months (although that was actually just because I had a breakdown or two) and my non-fiction book is taking a while because I don't have the drive to work on it right now. I need to work on it when I'm ready to work on it.
This is another thing about writing. It can take a long time to get good, and really you're always learning and you're always improving. As long as you have good criticism you can learn from. If you know you can do better then you may find yourself waiting until you know you're better in order to do something.
The downside of this? You find yourself not doing much while you try and improve. Yet you must keep writing so you can improve. If I don't feel like writing Immortal Space, or my collection, or my Sparity work then I need to be writing something else. I did actually have a pretty decent idea for a flash fiction, but I'm not too sure it counts as "flash fiction" when I don't start writing it as soon as I get the idea.
See what I mean? I can write about pretty much anything and go really in depth on it. This whole thing was spawned simply by me thinking "can I really say I don't have the patience for this, or that, when I've been writing as long as I have? and will always be writing?"
PS Someone tell me to get to work on my writing. I really need to. Although actually I DID write the flash fiction yesterday. It'll be posted on my secondary blog in a few weeks.