Happy Tuesday to all my wonderful friends. It is Tuesday right? Well, I think I jinxed myself by talking about my neighbors because since I posted that it’s been cold and rainy here. No opportunities to even sit outside in my lush-ness. I have been pent up inside my house for a few days now and not very happy about it.
I do my best to keep my spirits up but the weather really affects me. I just read a blog that had an interesting way to keep her juices flowing and I seriously think I’m going to try it. She listens to music and keeps glow sticks around the house. If you have to ask what the glow sticks are for, let’s just skip it.
I have also been reading another blog lately and she breaks writing down into such simple steps that it actually makes it enjoyable to try these new ideas. The newbies should check it out or maybe those of you that are looking for something new.
I have started to kind of revise my WIP only because I became stuck. Stuck for too long. I felt that I was far enough through to go back to the beginning to do some editing and revising. Besides, what did I have to lose? It has helped to get me excited again and I’ve changed things up just a bit. I swear it feels like this thing is never going to be finished.But I will persevere no matter.
Yesterday was a blow off. I had nothing. I mean n-o-t-h-i-n-g! So I decided to paint. I had to force myself through the resistance. I am so glad I did though because I love what I did to the box yesterday. And as a result I got a well spring of ideas. Unfortunately not for writing but enough to finish this piece.
I’m finding this is usually what happens to me. I get excited and things are flowing and I am able to write and write and write. Then…I run out ink or something. And then I check my e-mails obsessively to see if anyone has sent me anything new, or I check to see if anyone critiqued my chapter, or to see if I have any new followers and when I find nothing, I get a tad bummed. My head can take me to strange and daunting places sometimes. I’m just sayin’.
I am also reading piles upon piles of books. I’m reading to read, but I’m also reading to learn about structure. This was suggested to me by a fellow blogger and probably my best internet friend (Terry), so I have been making notes in my books and highlighting like crazy. Oh well, I guess it can’t be fun all the time…