My Writing Process, Summed Up in One Meme

I found this meme on Writers Write’s Facebook page the other day, and it really summed up my writing process:

book ideas

Me, right now.
Technically, right now I have an idea for a new short story (that will also be part of the trilogy I want to write some day). But I’m trying to edit my stupid fucking book, and I don’t wanna.
Me, trying to have an idea while writing: Idea?
Brain: Crickets.
Me, trying to edit book: Idea?
Brain: Ooh look at all the shiny new ideas….
Me: But I still need to finish fixing this fucking book, then I have to finish fixing the other fucking book, then I have to finish WRITING the OTHER fucking book….
Brain: Here is another idea that has nothing to do with any of that.
Me: Brain, you’re fired.
Brain: You can’t fire me, neener-neener-neener.
Me: Please can I have something to help me with the task at hand?
Brain: No, but here is another unrelated idea.
Me: NO. FOCUS ON TASK AT HAND.
Brain: It has dystopian sprinkles.
Me: NO.
Brain: But there’s a plague and a nuclear holocaust and an insane president and—
Me: NO.
Brain: But it has that new story smell!
Me: Idea. Make current book better.
Brain: ——-
Me: Fuck you, brain.

V. R. Craft is the author of Stupid Humans, a thought-provoking science fiction book series that asks the question, “What if all the intelligent humans abandoned Earth—and we’re what’s left?” 

 

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3 thoughts on “My Writing Process, Summed Up in One Meme

  1. So beautiful conveyed..we all go through this..not able to stick to an idea…trying to cut copy paste at times…
    Being original is what matters finally..
    God bless you

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