The setting: Early, grey morning. I'm half asleep, having been awake all night blowing my nose (spring/summer allergies. BOOOO). I just discovered that I must add 20,000 to my suspense novel. 20,000 words I have NO IDEAS FOR. And I am exhausted, and my brain is melted and full of snot. So, what do I do? This … Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Writing
Everyone knows that if you wait till you have inspiration to write, you will never write anything, etc. Blah, blah, blah. *ahem* This is all true, but that's not what we are talking about today. So, shove that all aside, please. Today we are talking about finding inspiration, which is also entitled, "How to kidnap … Continue reading How to Find Inspiration (without banging your head on a brick wall)
Right now I am sitting in my bed, surrounded by tissue, bottles of vitamin water, and blankets. I'm sick. I've been sick for five days now. You know what I've done in those five days??? Well, not much, least of all: write. I wrote down some plot ideas in a journal and jotted down a … Continue reading What to Do When You Can’t Write
We like to get stuff done. Nothing better than checking something off a list, shutting a computer with everything finished, or collapsing on the couch after getting all that stuff you needed to get done, done. Writers like to know that they are finished for the day. The edits that needed to be made were … Continue reading Should You Set a Daily Word Count Goal?
I hate pot holes. You're driving along, nice and smooth, jamming out to your tunes when out of nowhere BUMPASDFGHJHJL THE CAR JOLTS AND FEELS LIKE IT'S GOING TO FALL APART AND IT MIGHT ACTUALLY CAUSE IT'S REALLY OLD. And where there's one pot hole, there's more. So yes, pot holes are very... Wait, you … Continue reading 5 Things to Do With Those Giant Plot Holes
Plot bunnies. You either love them or you hate them. The problem is, they tend to come at inopportune times. (such as sleeping or during Zumba class). But when you need them, most often they are no where to be seen. Don't give up hope! Not all is lost. When the bunnies seemed to have … Continue reading When the Plot Bunnies Don’t Show Up
Every kind of artist has a different struggle. Writer's though, seem to have a unique struggle,and as of yet, I haven't heard of other artists having this same problem. I shall call it, the "Banging Your Head Against a Wall" syndrome. It is more commonly known as Writer's Block. For a lot of writers, Writer's Block is … Continue reading The Writer’s Dilemma