An author let me down…

Hi all,

I recently finished reading the latest book by one of my favourite authors, and was moderately let down.  Don’t get me wrong, she had written an entertaining story as always and stayed true to her writing style – however I feel there was so much more she could’ve done with her characters, so much further she could’ve pursued the ending, even gone so much deeper with the storyline…

It got me wondering…after so many books is an author bound to run out of ideas and originality? Are they doomed to repeat story lines or write stories half as good as their initial material?  

I am in no way belittling this author or taking anything away from her – she still did a good job, I just expected better after reading her previous work.  

Let me know what you think – do authors improve with experience and time, or do they fizzle out?  I like to think they get better with time.

Thanks,

L.O.A.

Friday Night Ambitions

TFIF!!!

It’s friday night and we’ve got the whole night off.  My amazing husband is having a snooze with JM, dinner has been taken care of by our brother in law and just about all the tasks have been ticked off for today…

Except one personal task – to write a new story, or finish writing my other story.  

I know what I want to do this friday night, but will I do it?  There’s no reason I can’t.  Ah, the joys of self-doubt…my old friend, I know you well.  The only reason I’m not putting the proverbial pen to paper is I’m afraid it won’t be any good, and honestly I’m not sure where to start.  

The new story is for a short story comp, only 500 words or less – piece of cake right? 

Here’s the link:

http://www.scribophile.com/contests/member-sponsored-feisty-women-flash-contest/

I am sure once I jump this current hurdle, constructed from self-doubt, I will finish the story and maybe even get some good feedback.  

But will that happen tonight???

I’ll keep you posted.