Why Some Stories Take Longer Than Others.

Stop. Start. Stop. Start again.

Zoom, zoom, zoom. Page after page.

Why do some of my stories take longer to write than others?

Is it because I’m just not that into them?

Or maybe they are more boring than my others?

Maybe I was never going to be writing at all today.

I finish a chapter than pause, I start the next one and it says unfinished for weeks. But then I open word again and it’s page after page.

The word count passes 10,000 and I pause again.

Is it because I’m lazy? Procrastination? Writer’s Block?

Is that even a real thing? Isn’t it just a physical manifestation¬†of our sub-conscious knowing that there is something wrong with the story?

I change the story’s direction in my head and I write some more.

I pause, I have doubts.

Maybe a break will do.

Let my grey mushy brain churn my story in my sleeping brain.

Maybe in a few days, I’ll have more to add, even though I kind of know where my story is going anyway.