Projects before Stories

Should you call your ideas projects? stories? or books? I don’t think there’s a rule of thumb to follow after all it is your own work. I’ve been thinking about this recently. I notice I use both terms interchangeably on my blog, and I kind of confused the hell out of myself.

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I’m setting the record straight. Now, it probably differs from one writer to another author, but I like to call all my ideas projects. Only because not every idea will turn into a story. You follow my reasoning?

Alright, let me break it down. A story, as I see it, is something you’ve written with a beginning and an end. A project, as I see it, is an ongoing process in which you are currently crafting. It involves gathering research, seeking sources, and dedicating time and energy to complete. It’s not completed yet.

So, I have one story that I’ve been editing (for the past three years). And, according to the definition of a novel it’s over 100,000 words (Yes, I’m proud of it). I have two other projects in which I need to craft into a story. Makes sense? Well, it does for me. Hopefully that clears up all my other posts, and at least my own understanding.

Keep Writing (I’m editing)

 

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One thought on “Projects before Stories

  1. I fully agree. Every undertaking, not only writing, begins as a project and if you’re persistent enough the project matures into something, a story, a book, a series. What a great way of looking at it, Amaya!

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