I’m forever struggling with this.
In 2006 I had an idea for a really elaborate and beautiful novel. I started writing only to quit in frustration because what I got onto the page, was nothing like what was in my head. It always came out sounding childish and simple. I started the novel multiple times over the next few years and finally got a finished a draft out onto the page this year – Wrapped in Darkness. And I’m still not happy with it.
Unfortunately, I seem to be having a similar struggle with my new YA Fantasy. Again, it’s a pretty epic idea and I have huge ambitions for it. I know what it needs to be and it always seems to be… I don’t know, lacking.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Why is it that what’s in your head never sounds as good on the page? And how do you get past it?