Monday, January 26, 2009

Mired in a non-creative Week

Somehow, I seem to have lost my creative get up and go this last week. I can blame it on the cold but I think it had more to do with what was inside me than outside. This is my first attempt at this kind of writing.

At first I found it motivating to just write. Usually I belabor over a story paragraph by paragraph. This seemed like it let me free. I had no plan, a few characters in mind, and a fuzzy outline of a story I had thought about. But, my story didn't seem to go anywhere.

Then I began another one. Yet I think I slid away.

But I feel very motivated about continuing with the group and am more motivated about the commitment of say 250 words a day. It is more how I write, something that I feel I can achieve creatively, and a good motivator.

Count me in.


Marianne Arkins said...

Hopefully this next month will work better for you. I find if I agonize too much, I get to the point where I don't believe in myself and stop altogether. I can't overthink, so writing a huge amount quickly gets me over that hump.

Still, it doesn't work for everyone. And 250 words should be a breeze, even if you leave the internal editor on.

Glad to see you here and staying!

Ceri Hebert said...

I know that when I don't achieve the "goal" I feel bad (of course when I do achieve it I feel awesome).

I'm looking forward to next month, but I have to go at it without having the internal editor, because otherwise I won't get as much done. My editor will be busy editing another wip.

Anonymous said...


This kind of writing is different for me too. I am the kind of person who will stare at the screen for an hour -- trying to decide between 'they are' and 'they're'. But that way of writing is what got me 11,500 words in a whole year.

I'm trying it this way now. I still struggle. I still am nowhere near 50,000 words. I nearly gave up last week -- and would have if my partner hadn't spurred me on. But I'm still here. Maybe we can trail the pack together?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm delighted that you're sticking with it, Karen. I hope that next month goes even better for you!