Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Stuck

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." -- Goethe

I'm struggling with my writing currently... it's not really "writers block", but I don't have a better name for it.

Have you ever looked at something so long that it no longer makes sense? You know, like when you write some word over and over and eventually it seems like it's spelled wrong?

That's where I am with Camilla. But I don't want to stop working on her story. So I stare at it a lot and wonder where the places are for me to edit in the changes I need to make. Thankfully, I have some great writing friends who are helping -- and catching weird things that I miss, but they can't download my brain, my ideas and thoughts, into my novel.

It doesn't help that I have an idea for another book that's nagging me either. I don't want to start on it until I'm done editing Camilla, but I'm wondering if it might help to bleed off a little of the pressure. You know, work up character profiles or something.

Then there's the fact that I'm still trying to submit short stories on a monthly basis, just to keep something in submission to be hopeful about until I can start querying with Camilla -- if I ever get her done.

Ugh.

I've got the butt in chair part down, hands on keyboard... yup. It's the actual working part that stymies me.

How are you?

1 comment:

Tori Lennox said...

I swear, I think I could have written that post myself....