Saturday, February 12, 2011

No Excuses! Write!

I've neglected posting for the last few days. Which no excuses will suffice.  Yes, I've been busy and stressed, but I've still found time to write.  Why not time to post then?  I need to make sure I keep this on my regularly scheduled programming each day.  Even if I don't have much to write. I need to get through the bad to get to the good.  Even if it's a long, arduous journey filled with stress and pain in the ass characters who never want to do as their told.  Then again I suppose if they that they wouldn't be interesting in the least.

Right now I'm sitting in the garage having a garage sale.  I could try and actually write part of my story or work on a short story, but Saturday's is one of the busiest days for this sort of thing and even now I'm sitting here stopping every other sentence to go and help a passerby who has a question on an item.  Still, at least I'm being productive by sitting down and working on this blog.

I've managed to write some, not much, but I keep forcing the words out.  I know eventually it'll start to flow again, but they seem stubborn right now.  I think it's mainly because I'm stressed.  Stress is a killer of muses.  I just refuse to let it get me down anymore than it already has.  Even when I can't focus on a story I sit down and write in a journal.  Organize my thoughts of just vent.  Whatever works at the time.

For right now, while I'm back and forth, I'm going to catch up on all the blog posts I missed!


Jarmara Falconer said...

I hope you sold lots. Your ability to write will come back, just don't keep trying to force it.

Start with a short story and 'What if' even if it a load of rubbish, but it's a great way of getting your mind refocus. Or try looking a one of your early stories you wasn't quite happy with and try rewriting it with a fresh eye. It may kick start your writing thoughts.

Good luck

Alleged Author said...

Hope your garage sale went well!

I've been writing ideas into my journal but not ACTUALLY writing. Wish you much better results than I've had. :P

Tanya Reimer said...

I do write everyday, but I count; reading, editing, blogging, and looking for an agent as part of the writing time I steal.

Sooooo.... when that muse is missing, (they must party it up somewhere, eh?) I just kick back and set to work editing, reading or agent hunting. At least then I feel like I'm still dedicating time to my writing.

Welcome to the crusade. Looking forward to it.

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