Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ooohhh Right...Write!

I felt of late that I had been dropped into a stagnating pool of creative mediocrity. My mojo had taken the last train to Funville and didn't bring me along for the ride. My muse...well maybe I shouldn't have been so hasty to kill that little bugger off, but what can you do?

Anyhoo, as I was sitting on my butt Saturday morning, staring at the ceiling whilst mainlining a double dose of java, I suddenly had an epiphany. How could I be treading the murky depths of creative mediocrity? Wouldn't that require actually writing something mediocre? Or writing anything at all for that matter? And then it hit me. Of course I feel blah! I haven't written anything new in...in...I scrunch up my nose and try to do the math...How long has it been??

I took time off to do agent queries. I took time off to plot. Then re-plot. Then re-plot again. I edited The Outlaw Bride to get it ready to send out for partials. I edited Chpt 5 of Finding Home to send to my critique partners. But I haven't written anything. No wonder my brain feels about ready to rot and leak out my ears (ugh...that's a rather disgusting mental). I need to write! I need the freedom of sitting down in front of my computer and creating something other than an outline or an agent wish list. I need to move my characters about on the page, reactivate their chemistry, get things moving!

I forgot to do the fun part!

Well duh.

So Monday morning: Goal - write. A page, a paragraph, I don't care. Just write something original, never before seen, brand spanking new.

Sigh...I feel better already.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just start writing and the muse will return. I'm in the middle of polishing up the book I just finished. It's fun and I like fleshing out the story. However, I'll be glad to get done and move on to next one.

Anonymous said...

Hope the writing went well this morning :-) I'm in the same boat - haven't written anything since NaNo ended.

Melissa Marsh said...

I feel the exact same way if I don't write. I get very grouchy. Just ask my husband. ;-)

annette said...

I don't blame you. Revisions aren't fun, but dreaming up new ideas certainly is. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love writing new stuff. It's very energizing. Good luck getting those creative forces reactivated!