LISTENING TO: shuffling Beatles on iPod
READING: The Latte Rebellion by SJS with a side of Horrible Histories, The Villainous Victorians by Terry Deary
BREAKFAST: Hot Chocolate
Don't fight the universe.
Those are my husband's comforting words when I find myself faced with writer's block. But what am I supposed to do? For the discipline portion of our program, I MUST write every day.
Every. Day. Something. God help me.
At first I let this be that I could write something, so long as I wrote: drafts, revisions, journal entries to do lists... I've suddenly become aware of the necessity of being productive, but the periods where it "just comes to me" are few and far between. There are days (most of them) where every word is hard won.
I'm at one of those junctures right now. But to KEEP WRITING, I'm taking a break from revising Wyverngirl, the Steampunk-Fantasy that's been driving me crazy to write this (note the Beatles loop--it's partially set in Liverpool--and love of a wet, dreary day). See--writing!
As difficult as it is, one thing I have to say, like with any craft, I think I may be improving--practice makes perfect. I find it ironic, however, that it's when I pack it in and STOP thinking about the project at hand, on comes a revelation--an Aha! moment where that crucial next step, word, plotting problem, character trait, etc.just presents itself. Sod's law?