Why You’ll Never Write Everything You Want to Write

Meg Dowell Writes

There are authors — many of them still living — who have published hundreds of books throughout their professional lives. This, of course, doesn’t even take into account the dozens of things they have likely written or attempted to write that never made it to even the initial stages of publishing.

I bet that even after they publish their last book, they will still have — at the very least — a handful of ideas they never had the chance to turn into stories.

This is probably a much more common “problem” than you think. But if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by all the stories in your head, trying to get them out, trying to do a good job of it, you know the struggle.

Your brain is just too full of fragments of ideas. And you can’t spend your whole life sitting behind a desk telling stories. You can’t…

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