If You’re a Writer You’re a Liar

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. My mother and grandmother have a collection of stories and poems I’ve written over the years including a book I wrote when I was eight called: I Love My Family, a story about how I love my family. Over the years I’ve come up with many, many, (many x1000) different ideas for different stories/novels. I’ve started writing all kinds of things from: Song of the Night: a supposed to be fantasy series about a girl discovering that her and her twin are actually fairies (I had started writing this is middle school with my best friend who wrote the series from the view point of another set of twins4208439-176-k906460 who discovered they were vampires) to Damaged: a story about a girl falling in love with a fallen angel (I realize now it’s basically a complete rip-off of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick). I have so many uncompleted projects: pages of ideas written down that never get fulfilled- notebooks of stories that fall off mid-chapter and are never touched again- collections of first pages/ first chapters that never get a second.

The point I’m trying to make is that out of everything I say I’m going to write almost none of them get past the “idea” stage of development. Out of every story/novel I’ve started I’ve literally only finished one thing: a novel called Clandestine (formerly Sharp Practice), a story about a girl finding out about her past (not necessarily in this one life) meant to be a trilogy. It took me a little over two years to complete with months of editing and completely restructuring the entirety of the story. The sad part is I no longer have the desire to complete the series and have started yet another new story that only God knows if I’ll finish. So when I tell myself I’m going to finish writing this story/novel I should know that I’m lying to myself and when it comes to other writers I’m not the only one.



About the Author

Sierra Beeler is a junior English major at UNC Charlotte. An aspiring screenwriter, she hopes to one day entertain the masses with a book series turned television show she hopes will “put J.K Rowling to shame.” When not working on one of her many uncompleted projects, Sierra enjoys watching Hulu and crying over fictional characters.