Monday, May 28, 2012

May I Attempt to Talk About Writing

Blog Me Maybe: May I Tell You Something About Writing

I don't know, may I? I know I may... I guess the question is, can I?

For the past month or two, I've been in a kind of funk. It started out with blogging, then it spread to my writing, and in May it's even spread to reading (I've only read four books so far this month!). The blogging-funk has been sort of fixed with Blog Me Maybe but I worry for next week, what the heck I'm going to blog about.

And then there's my writing. This past week, every day I've sat down to finish up my Jessica sequel. My daily word count was in the hundreds. Pathetic.

What is my problem? No clue.

Do I feel qualified to give other people advice about writing? DEFINITELY NOT.

So here's what I've got to say about that: Sometimes writing is hard. Sometimes it's so much fun and it makes me feel on top of the world. But sometimes it's hard. Like now.

But the answer is not to give up. I'm gonna give it another shot during my daily writing time. This Jessica sequel is refusing to be easy and maybe I'll put it aside again to start work on my SNI. Or maybe I'll force it out.

Whatever I end up doing, I'm going to WRITE. Because if there's one thing I know FOR SURE about writing, is that I can NEVER stop. Even if my daily productivity has been low. Even if I feel like a writing-loser. I'm going to write anyway.

So there.

And in case I need some inspiration...


  1. You make a very good point. Sometimes it is hard but any forward progress is better than none. The way I see it is, if the story came too easily, would it be as good? Hang in there!

    BTW, I'm a slow reader, so I would consider four books this month a great achievement!

  2. Writing IS hard...I've been saying that a lot lately myself. But it sounds like you've got this all under control. All we can do is keep on keeping on and try not to beat ourselves up over it. ;)

  3. I know exactly what you mean! I've been feeling the same way lately, having to really push myself to even start writing. But I always think, even if I only wrote ten words today, I'm ten words closer to the end :)

  4. IT happens to the best of us. But like you said, not amount of funk can get me to stop what I love. Hope you find your groove soon.

  5. I've been going through that myself, and this blog post has really encouraged me. Keep on writing!

  6. ooooh, I don't know about you, but I'm excited to see how book 2 ends! This video will have me dreaming about it.