Wishing for something new

For the longest time. Actually, almost ever since I started writing somewhat seriously, I’ve been working on a story I call The Gardener. I never seem to be able to get away from it and every new story idea I have is in some way connected to The Gardener; be a chapter, scene or a side track telling the background of a character or situation. To be honest, after more then ten years since its first inception I am now beginning to get sick of it. Somehow I think this is partly the reason to why I am not writing that much any longer. The spark, enjoyment of writing, is sort of dead. Even so, The Gardener never let go of my mind. Always present.

There would be a great joy in writing something new, the one thing that is not part of The Gardener and once again feel motivated and inspired to keep producing carefully chosen words to form neat lines. I’m not sure what that story is even though I have plenty in store still not written. Those are not really new. I want something new new.

I have no real clue of where to start such journey or even if I am able as of now to start one. I do like the idea of “write what scares you” but that shit is scary…

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Author: Alaska Frank

Alaska Frank is just a coffee loving playwright with his head in the bushes - and occasionally writer of poetry and short stories - who one day might grow up, but until then, Alaska Frank will continue making things up and write them down.

2 thoughts on “Wishing for something new”

  1. Totally get you.
    What you talk of is why I think short stories are often the purest form of writing as we don’t spend months or years on them and they aren’t sprawling masses of words, characters etc.
    Down To Earth that I’m working on, was written a couple years back…just about finished a fourth edit. And I can’t stand it lol…well maybe not that strong a feeling but close.
    We get sick of rehashing the same story world, and familiarity can definitely kill the motivation. When we’ve spent so long on a story it’s almost as if it’s already been published if you get me…I’m pretty transient in my attention anyway.
    Lesson for the future for me anyway: finish a project ASAP. The longer it goes on the less appeal it holds.

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