Writing a novel is daunting. Train yourself to finish what you started with short stories.
For a good year, all my stories were 5,000 words or less. If any of you have been following my blog for a few years, you’ll know that I posted a lot of flash fiction/short stories in the beginning. It wasn’t just a ton of fun to get feedback from readers instantly, or the gratification of writing a whole story in just a few hours that made these stories so useful in those early years. Writing story after story proved that I could, well, write.
When you’re first starting out, it can seem overwhelming to write a novel-sized story. Instead of jumping straight into a 100,000-word story, start with one that’s just a couple of thousand words until you’ve sharpened those writing muscles and are ready for bigger challenges.
Oh, and today’s topic was suggested by Nandini, a good friend and talented blogger. Just wanted to say thanks for the suggestion!
And if any of you have any topics you’d like to see covered, tell me in the comments. I’d love to know what you’d want to hear more about. 🙂