Why is it that some of my best story ideas never get off the ground? And other ones, less clever or interesting, seem to write themselves. Am I the only one experiencing this?
Sometimes I think the stories that are fully formed before you sit down at the WP are harder to write because you feel like you are taking dictation. Especially stories based on what a friend or newspaper article has told you. It's their story and not yours and it's hard to seize control of it. Some of my better stories come from a single sentence or an image.
But sometimes the ones that just start with a concept of your own are hard, too.
Do you find this to be the case or is it just me? You never know which stories are going to be a pleasure to write and which ones aren't going into it.