Sep 8, 2010

I Got Nothin'

Okay, seriously. I've been editing and rewriting for so long that I'm having a hard time creating. I sat down this morning, ready to work on Aquatara, and I got nothing. We're talking hallow head, muse on vacation, blank stare at the screen kinda nothing. I tried reading some of what I've already written, free writing, music, silence, and YES, even chocolate, but it still didn't help.

What's a girl to do?

8 comments:

  1. Let the characters tell you. Whatever the situation/plot/incident etc, its the characters that are doing things-what do they want to do in the situation they are in?

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  2. Try, try again? The words will start flowing soon ...

    In the meantime, check out my blog tomorrow ~ there's a prize for you! ♥

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  3. We're in the same boat, lady! I'm gonna jump overboard and retrieve one of the oars, k?

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  4. David, that's the problem. My head is still inside the heads of Kira and Octavion in "The Crystor." I'm having a hard time getting into Aquatara's head and she certainly isn't helping me. Little brat.

    Ali - Seriously? You're going to make me wait until tomorrow. See how you are? ;-)

    Cheri - Jump in girlfriend. I'll throw you a rope and reel you in.

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  5. I suffered the same problem these last few months. Too much rewrite and editing removes you from the creative mode, I've come to learn. Outlining what I've yet to write helped, as well as throwing myself out of my norm and doing things (not writ related) that I don't normally do, like pull weeds or organize my closets. Taking your mind off of something and focusing on some other productive venture for a while clears the drawing board and boosts the esteem. That's how I got out of my recent rut.

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  6. Thanks for the suggestion David. What I need is a long vacation. LOL That would do wonders for me and my muse.

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  7. When I get stumped, I ususally realize I've skipped out on writing my morning pages. A few days of that and I get back to words flowing again. Not sure if it works for everyone though. Good luck!

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