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 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.


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!