I had a strange dream last night that I was at work and Martha Stewart walked out of my boss's office and I realized she was my new boss. Only it wasn't really Martha Stewart, it was Cybill Sheppard playing Martha Stewart . I remember wishing it had been the real Martha Stewart because I thought I would like her better than Cybill Sheppard. That woman just creeps me out. The only other part of the dream I remember is that I had a color printer that was hidden in my pod and I thought that was great because now I could print off writing stuff without getting caught. Very weird.
In writing news, I am still slogging away at the revisions on The Outlaw Bride. I hit a point this morning where I took out a large chunk of scenes and now I need to create two new ones to replace them and make the transition to the next section. Unfortunately my brain feels like it's in a total fog this morning and every sentence I write comes out sounding as creatively succinct as: See Spot. See Spot Run. Oh yeah, heady stuff.
I did as much as I could and then printed off a page with a brief description of what I need the new scenes to accomplish. I'll take it to work with me and see if I can't grab some time on my lunch hour to jot some notes down. Preferably ones that read better than the See Spot Run variety.
What do the rest of you do when you have those days? Do you just fight through it and write anyway, or do you have some techniques to help you get over it?