Thursday, August 22, 2013

What Is This "Writing" You Speak Of?

(I wrote this all up yesterday, but forgot to hit the "Publish" button...)

Seriously, what is it? Because I'm not doing it.

All that fire and drive I've had before is just gone. And it pisses me off. My brain keeps finding "better" things to do with my time, mostly sleeping. If I don't get up early in the morning and jump on writing right away, I'm screwed. I have no other chance to do it during the day. There's too many other things to do.

But you know, I guess this is what makes someone a "real" writer. The people who write because they have to, not just because want to or because they feel inspired. But it's soooo hard!

So I guess all I can do now is to keep trying and commit to doing better. Maybe, one day, I'll get this whole "being a productive human being" thing down.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WUW: Stalled

It's like my brain shut down on Saturday and has refused to do much of anything, including writing, since.

I think it's this next scene. I just don't feel like writing it. That or I'm just at a loss for words. It's a romantic scene and I'm not very experienced with those. I also feel like I have limited real life experience for this. I pretty much married my first boyfriend and things were pretty boring and typical in our relationship.

I want to have this scene in the story, I think it fits and will do a lot to develop characters. I've got it all planned out, it's just the words are lacking. I might be putting too much pressure on my self. Trying to think of the perfect way to write it because this feels like an important scene to me. Plus, I'm terrified it will be boring.

In theory, I could just skip the scene and come back to it later, but it would just nag at me in the back of my head and drive me to distraction. At this point, I think it's important for me to go in order so that I can keep up with the flow of the story.

I just need to get over my self, really, that's what this all comes down too. But it's so hard! I can remind my self over and over again that it doesn't matter how awful it is now, I can just fix it later, but that's not helping. As I've been going over some past scenes I've been surprised that they aren't as terrible as I was afraid they'd be, so you'd think that would comfort me right now, but it's not.

*sigh* Oh well, I'll just plug along and keep on keeping on. I'll take all the advice I've given others, in all my infinite wisdom (snort), and apply it to my self like a good little writer and JUST KEEP WRITING.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WUW: Progress is Slow

I'm plugging along. It's been slow because I've been lazy and haven't been writing as much as I should. Although I am at an easy part right now. I'm just reading over scenes and making minor adjustments, mostly plot related. I'll be getting to a string of new scenes here soon.

So, in the past few days I've gone from 78 scenes to 74. Mostly it's been combining tiny scenes into whole bigger ones. Nothing has been thrown out except for unneeded note cards. I've completed 10 of those scenes which means I'm about 14% of the way through this thing. And I'm now up to 25,100 words total.

And according to my calculations, I should still have this draft finished by the beginning of October.

And that's all I have for now folks! I hope you have an Awesome Wednesday Full of Writing Win!