I've always been a mental writer. What's that you ask? It's someone who writes in their head, but can't seem to put it on paper.
Mental writing is how I started out. As I have mentioned in previous posts, when I was about ten or so, I started concocting stories in my head. Eventually the stories were sewn together to create a novel, and before I knew it I was losing track of what I had "written."
So I turned to paper. And I wrote...and wrote...and wrote. I have binders filled with notebook paper stories and half finished novels. Of course as the computer age dawned, I turned to word processing and finally to a real computer. But to this day, my inspirations often stay locked in my head. I just can't get them out on paper. It's either finding the time or the gumption to just do it. Lately, it has been the gumption. I have been mentally revising some portions of The Enemy Within. I haven't completely worked out all of the details, so I have been afraid to sit down and start writing. I keep getting these bursts of creative energy and I do nothing with them. Perhaps this is some sort of writer's block or maybe it's just a fear of doing my characters (and their stories) an injustice.