I don’t know what it is, but I often leave things unfinished; especially when it comes to my writing. I never lack ideas or excitement to put the ideas down on paper, but at some point I just stop. It’s one of those: “I’ll take a break and come back later,” or “I’ll finish this eventually.” But truth be told, I rarely return to the project, and if I do, I end up changing the story or poem into something completely different–a new thought.
It’s not that I don’t remember what my original idea was, my problem is that I forget where I was heading before I stopped. I can’t seem to continue because ideas and thoughts race through my brain all the time, so when it comes time to return to the project at hand… Poof! There goes the original plan!
For this unfortunate reason, I have yet to complete any multi-chaptered or multi-part story. I loathe the fact that I have so many unfinished pieces and so little to show for the years I’ve spent trying to write a story I can be proud of.
All the unfinished business makes me lose faith in myself, and in my capabilities. It is everything I’ve left unaccomplished that leaves me ignorant to all the things I HAVE done. All my accomplishments are hidden behind the obstacles of my unfinished business.