time to be honest.

24 May 2012

Okay Internet. I have a confession.

I have been failing, absolutely failing, with my creative writing as of late.

I haven’t written anything new since… the way home from DC. May 7th. Two and half weeks. And it’s not writer’s block that’s stopping me. I’ve got scenes in my head. And after the trip to Nelsonville, I’ve got a lot of insight for a story I started two years ago. So I’ve got two novels going. There’s a lot of words and visions and just things happening in my head. But I haven’t taken the time to get them from my noggin to paper.

I can’t really blame exhaustion. Yes, I’ve been beyond tired this month and really busy. But I can make time to write. I should make time to write. But I didn’t. And it’s no one’s fault but my own.

I’m not going to completely beat myself up because of it… but I am going to use this frustration to kick my ass into gear and get working on these stories. Not to mention I want to work on my focus, short stories. (Though after these latest developments, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t switch to the novel tract.)

I’ve got a 3-day weekend coming up, and I’m going to use it properly: buy a new bikini, go to the beach at the end of my block, WRITE WRITE WRITE.

  • I don’t always make time to write either, and I feel guilty about it. There are days I spend more time watching Youtube videos than writing, and I feel guilty about that too. I’d probably get more writing done if I used a typewriter, because then I couldn’t access the Internet. But my neighbors probably wouldn’t like that. (I don’t like my neighbors, though, so in a way it would be a win-win.)

    • Erini

      I tend to do some free writing in my writing journal before I work on my stories… even writing word for word a section I’ve already completed just to get my mind in the right spot. Then I need particular music that feels the mood/emotions I need, and so I can drown out the rest of the world around me. Works pretty well, but now I’ve started moving my body while I write. It’s fine when I’m at home, but then I get self-conscious elsewhere, and focus on that rather than writing…

      Definitely get a type writer. I think the rhythm of that would be awesome.

  • 1.) I don’t think I’ve told you yet that I love what you’ve done with the place. 🙂

    2.) I have the same plans for my three day weekend! There is so much writing I have to catch up on- that I want to catch up on. It’ll be good to have so unrushed time to dedicate to getting a few things down on paper.

    Happy writing, dear.

    • Erini

      Aw, thanks Lorraine! 🙂
      I’ve enlisted CoachSkirts to help make sure I get at least 6 hours of writing done. Good luck with your writing!!

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