Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To which I have nothing.

So my week has started slow. My intentions of revising/re-writing another four chapters is being sabotaged. I feel so grumpy. It's amazing how theraputic a good writing session is for me. I'm trying to think of ways to get a good two hours in, but the kiddos are not havin' it. The hubs is sick so we know how that goes. He turns into kid #3 needing a little comfort. I want to help make him better, but my mind is clogged. I had the best scene come to me as I was making dinner and as soon as I went to write it. Yeah, it was gone. Happens all the time. I just need time, I think. I think that will help me come out from the slump.

I was on fire last week, which burned out this week. Even though my characters keep showing me scenes and throwing me dialogue, other distractions get in the way. The writing has been a little hard. It happens. It's part of the journey. Even blogging has been slow for me. Maybe it's the time of year. Who knows? I would love to host a blogfest at some point. I just have to figure out what.

Anyway, I'm hoping to buy this soon:

I think I need me some Patch.

What are you reading now?

How are your goals going?

Any tips on getting out of writers blank (ideas are there, but when you go to write it somehow disappears).

Hope your day is better. Go write and have fun.


  1. Oooohhh, I can't wait to read that one either! I'm using it as motivation to get through some of the books I have waiting on me! ;-)

    Sometimes I've found diving into a story I love (such as Crescendo) is all the inspiration I need to get writing maybe go ahead and start reading??? I'm sure Patch can cure those writing blues...

  2. Hi friend! I'm sorry that you're writing's not going well. :( I'm going to send you a looooong email in a bit, once I get my kids off to school. You can do it! Yes I agree, Patch should help. :) I'm dying to read that too!!

  3. The only way I can get out of writer's blank is to lock myself in the bathroom with a pen and notebook. Most of the time I lie (I know, bad Mommy) but the bathroom is the only place I know Monster Baby won't go. From past experience -- "It's stinky in there." So she'll leave me alone if I say, "I have to go potty." I can usually get the story line (idea, dialogue, whatever it is) down in 7 minutes.

  4. I've ordered the book, but it won't be coming until next month with the final Vampire Academy book . . . and that one's being read first. I still have to read Hush Hush again before I read Crescendo.

    My writing goals are coming. I'm going away next week so I won't get to write as much as normal, but I'm hoping to make it to 25,000 words before I go. :)

  5. Haha, a good book can definitely make everything better :) I'm sorry your schedule's been so hectic! I hope it clears up soon.

  6. hi miss christine! sounds like you got soooo much going on its real hard to get that time for writing. that real life stuff just gets in the way. maybe you could just keep a pencil and paper with you all the time so you could just jot down stuff for later. you could just know its gonna get better! for me im just finishing reading miss hilary wagners nightshade city. wow its soooo good.
    ...smiles and hugs from lenny

  7. A solid nights sleep goes a long way toward ending my slumps. I can't be creative when I'm tired. I also think Lenny has a good suggestion above. Keep paper and pen handy, just in case. Hope your husband feels better soon.

  8. I read the first book, but I haven't read the 2nd one. After you read the book, I'd be curious to know what you think of it.

  9. I haven't read any of those books, but I do like the covers. They're amazing in their own way, aren't they?

  10. I feel kind of like you, that I'm grumpy when I don't get to write and yet there are so many distractions.
    Oh well. We work with what we've got, right?
    Great cover on that book!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :-) I'm reading a book by Carla Neggers, my first one. It's okay so far, not as good as I'd hoped though.

  11. I know how you feel about being sabataged. I just spent the last four hours in the surgeon's office with my daughter. Ugh...and I hadn't posted my revised loglines yet. Just did. thing down.

    A good writing session is really therapeutic. Don't worry. When things are out-of-control, something unseen is happening inside you. A good something. LOL

  12. You must buy Crescendo. Very soon! It's SO GOOD!

  13. I sympathize!

    I've had various bad news thrown at me over the past week, plus I don't have nearly enough research or planning done to actually dig into my WIP, and with report card season at hand, I shouldn't be spending my evenings writing anyway.

    So, I really know what you mean. No writing makes me really cranky.

    I might just start playing with my "slim hope" manuscript, just to have something to write. This is the one that doesn't have much hope of getting published right now, but I love it so. However writing *something* might cheer me up, and besides, "slim hope" doesn't equate to "no hope" -- at least not yet.

    You might want to check out The Practice Room schedule (linked on my blog.) Even 1 hour of uninterrupted writing a week is better than scattered, unfocused attempts throughout the week. I am looking forward to it this week.

  14. I think I need me some Patch, too! I know what you mean about getting grumpy when deprived of writing time. I'm the exact same way. A day I don't get to start out with a couple of hours of just me, my laptop, and my coffee is usually not a good day.