Monday, July 26, 2010
Do you take the risk?
I have come up with two ways to write this. One way is safe in my mind--maybe typical but it's happier,comfortable. The other is a little darker, a little more, well, possibly controversial. I love the second one and think I may stick to it. The only problem is my pessimist side keeps poking me on the shoulder and whispering.
"This beginning may not help on your journey to getting this published. Heck an agent may not even look at it. It's too risky."
"But I like it. It sets it apart. Sure it may require more re-writes but why not try." My optimist side tries hard to push pessimist out of the way. "It is your story to tell it doesn't matter if it gets published--it is from your heart."
"Your writing is not that great, you can't pull this off. You will only get rejections." Pessy snarled.
"So what? Many authors get rejections. If it doesn't work, you can try again and go to the safe option."Opti folded her arms sticking up her nose.
"You'll never make it." Pessy yelled.
"Don't know till you try." Opti stuck her tongue out at Pessy.
"Mugjnweoir." Pessy angerily mumbles as he disappears from my shoulder.
So now you may think I'm nuts because my spilt personality is fighting with itself and I'm writing about it.
This is my dilemma. To take the risk or not. My gut is pulling me heavy in the direction of risk making it hard to ignore.
How do get over your pessy side while trying to follow your gut?
Do you write what you love ignoring the safe option and risk it?
Any good things happen this weekend?
Any goals for the week?
Have a great day!