Thursday, April 11, 2013

Writing vs. Editing

I might be committing to a part-time writing job, and it makes me nervous. Why? What is the deal? Here's the deal.

I knew from the beginning of my professional writing career that I wanted to be an editor.

I have only finished (to the very last word) ONE novel. (Though, to my credit, I have written substantial chunks of another four.)

When I took Writing Short Stories in undergrad, I waited until the day before the short story was due to sit down and write it.

When I worked at Boyd Street magazine, I hated writing feature stories. This is a major confession. I hated writing them...until I started writing them. And then I loved it.

When I started that short story, I loved it.

When I sit down to write, I love it.

It's getting there that is the problem.

On the other hand, when I'm given somebody else's project to work on, I can't wait to get to the computer and work on it. I want to shut up my children, lock them away. I want to work!

So here I am being offered a writing job, and I'm terrified to say yes. I'm uncomfortable. What if I don't want to sit down and write these projects?

I just need to remember that when I actually do it, I love it. When I actually am writing, I love it. I will keep repeating this to myself.


Misha Gericke said...

That's quite a dilemma. But I think even those writers who prefer writing over editing still hate starting.

It's just an overwhelming feeling while you're staring at the blank page.

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