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.


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)



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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