Journal #163 – Writing Fiction

It’s had been more than three years since I last wrote any decent fiction. Life has taken over. Full-time work has sucked most of my creative energy out.

Yes, I have writing my journal for six months now, and that means I can easily start writing non-fiction anytime if I put my mind to it. However, writing fiction is a whole different thing. It requires formulation of a decent story, creation of characters, the setting and tell it in an interesting way.

I’d admit I was struggling when I wrote New Rising. I only started writing that story earlier this week on Tuesday and I couldn’t get into the writing flow. My story wasn’t well thought out either. By the time I publish it, I couldn’t finish it.

But I still published it even it’s half done because I made a promise to publishing one short story on the 15th of every month. It’s also all about putting it out there no matter how good or bad you think it is. And it’s also all about the process of getting started and trying. If I didn’t try, I would have failed.

And now it’s all about maintaining that momentum. I will need to keep practicing writing fiction and non-fiction. Consistency when it comes to putting out at least one short story every month is also equally important.

Here I conclude my journal for today.