It’s confession time. I’m coming to realize I have a disturbing writing habit. If you’re a writer, maybe you do too. I call it my “Unfinished Writing Syndrome.” I have many good and promising picture books and middle grade novel manuscripts that I’ve started, and haven’t finished.
I no longer work on one to revise it, when I find I’m already thinking about the one I’m not working on. I can’t say I’m happy about this one bit. It’s frustrating, irritating, and downright unproductive at times. It’s all a matter of focus, or lack thereof at this time.
Everyone’s writing process is different. I only hope this isn’t mine forever. There are better ways, and I’m going to go create one for myself. After all, we are in control of our own writing-self.
Your input: Do you have “Unfinished Writing Syndrome,” or perhaps another “writing condition?”