Tag Archives: writing

Feeling Stuck

20 Jul

Today, as I often do after a stint of intense productivity, I felt stuck. Unmotivated. I’ve been feeling that way for a few days after 2 weeks or so on fire. This is good, as it means I can actually concentrate on real life stuff like laundry, client work, etc. Morale-wise it’s kind of scary though — that tiny voice in the back of my head starts nagging, And you actually think you can finish a decent novel!? Ha! LO-SER.

Sigh. 

Which put me in mind of a really awesome blog entry title I read once, so awesome I had to Google and find it again: 

The Neverending Hamster Wheel of Revising Doom

Ha! In a nutshell, how I (and probably long suffering husband) feel.

As it turns out, that was the title of an entry by Maggie Stievater, which you can find here: http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/164942.html. Much more imaginative a title than the title of this entry. With that down, I’m going to stop bashing myself for the night and see if I can do 15 minutes of writing…

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Fear

11 Jun

As a writer, I am prone to attacks of fear. Fear of never getting published (Publish on Demand doesn’t count). Fear of not making it. Fear that really, I suck and I’d be better off flipping burgers or cleaning my bathroom or learning the guitar.

This blog is a place for venting. Rather than wearing out my poor friends. And it’s cheaper than therapy.

Write out the fear.

Then write.

Here we go again…