Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Muse Has Lost Her Mojo

A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. ~Charles Peguy

I tried to write yesterday... TRIED being the important word in that sentence. I haven't finished my fantasy (I'm SO freaking close) and I have one more week to meet my goal. I'm at the pivotal, uber-important part of the story and I don't know if I'm overwhelmed by it, intimidated by it, or just don't know how to get from point A to point B, but I open up the document and stare at it.

I was determined to write, though, so I opened "A Change of Tune". The Wild Rose Press is going to be offering a new western series and my store would fit in neatly. Since it's a sequel to my other TWRP story, "A Change of Heart", I figured I could kill two birds.

I'm at a fabulous point of the story, one that could be touching and funny and is quite pivotal (I plan on it being the first kiss for my H/H). I know what I want to happen, but when I open the document I just stare.

I used to write longhand when this happened, but my thumb is still achy and I can't write easily. So, I decided to open something light and silly, something I could write in without concern. A story where I could flat out be goofy if I wanted, thinking abject silliness might be the cure. I opened "Perilous Love". And stared. I admit, I finally just decided to write whatever came to mind just to see if I could bash through the block. It didn't help.

And I went to bed utterly dejected.

I'm going to give it a go again today. And tomorrow. And the next day. I suspect part of my problem was not writing something every day. It's easy to get out of the habit and, just like exercise, we get out of shape.

I hope that's all it is.



You Are Liquid

You are a laid back person, and you always good with the flow. Why fight things?

You are dreamy and imaginative. You get swept up in the moment, and you love abstract concepts.

You are comfortable with solitude. You treasure your alone time and get into your own groove.

You don't follow rules, and you definitely aren't punctual. You act without consulting anyone else.

Except for being comfortable with solitude? This is completely wrong.



Dru said...

I hope your muse comes back and soon. Is there something you can do to bring it back? Maybe you need something that relaxes you. I hope something helps.

re quiz: I'm also liquid and except for the last two sentences.

Have a good Monday.

Maria Zannini said...

You need a distraction. How about a fantasy movie, especially one you can discuss with other people? That usually gets my creative juices restarted.

Tori Lennox said...

Hugs sweetie!!!

Brandy said...

Since you can't freehand write, what if you recorded yourself plotting aloud? I hope you overcome your block soon!

I hope you have a nice day!

Angelina Rain said...

I had the same problem the last couple of weeks, but then I pulled out some stuff I’ve written when back in high school. You’ll be surprised how that helped. I got to read the first story I’ve ever written, and now I feel like I could write anything. If you have any old works stashed away somewhere, read them now, it could cure you too.

Ceri Hebert said...

Western series? Like the old west? I wonder if my manuscript Forever Home would fit. Hmmmmm...