I think one of the reasons I enjoy ghost writing so much is that it removes the need for me to select the project that I will dedicate my time to. I am responsible for meeting someone elses vision--as opposed to my own--and the other person has decided for themselves what it is that I am going to write. I am removed completely from the equation.
Given my last post, which was about the profound writer's block I am currently experiencing, one of the reasons I believe I am having so much trouble with my writing is that I am spending far too much time hemming and hawing over what it is that I want to work on. So far I have selected one short story to focus my work/anger at, and I am not getting that feeling that we all experience, but may have trouble describing, when we are really writing well. That writer's buzz that feels a lot like when you are in a band and the music is simply falling out from you--you get an endorphin high from it.
Because I am not getting the writers high it feels as if I am not doing good work, so I want to just leave this project and go on to one of the others that I have languishing in the background. And so I start to poke around to see what there is and then I start to do a little here and a bit there and before too long I have spent a lot of time not really focusing on anything and getting very little done in terms of a completed piece of writing that I can then submit for publication (hopefully).
I know that this is something we all have to deal with--the difficulty of selecting a project and sticking with it. I also know too that it is good to have more than one iron in the fire. So I feel a bit lost. I want to get more work completed, but I want to keep all of my irons hot.
Meanwhile, I feel as if my writing and career is langusihing.
Causes James Buchanan Supports
Expanding health care in the US, ending war as a viable tool of foreign policy, and issues related to social justice in general.