- Carving Out a Plot – Okay so. Maybe it’s just me. I get a brilliant idea, and what I think is a great plot and then I sit down to actually plan, to actually write. And I slam into a brick wall. “Well, how is that going to work?” “How am I going to get to that part?” “Who the heck is going to actually want to read this?” I get stuck, and I can’t move.
- Naming Characters – Yes, I have name generators. I USE them all the time. But have you ever struggled to find the PERFECT name? Name generators are great, but they are limited. What if they don’t hit the right mood for a character? Naming a character is like naming a child. The name is there, in print, forever. It’s a huge, scary decision! (Yes, I’m overdramatic.)
- The semi-crippling anxiety of making something good – I’m a writer because I love to write. It’s my favorite thing to do, and I want nothing more than to do that all the time. But I want to put out a quality product because I want people to enjoy what I put out there. And so that’s what I worry about. Will people like this? Is this a pointless exercise? Am I any good?