Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Writer Wednesday: HELP!

I think this month has been the worst month ever for writing. One chapter written. ONE. *hangs head in shame* And its not from lack of want, or the need to write, because it's totally there.

Life has thrown me so many curves in the past month it's hard to keep my head straight. There's been family ups, downs, and sidewayses--I mean, I'm on hold with the high school, RIGHT NOW, trying to get my daughter's schedule figured out. Then there's been a couple developments in the writerly stuff too. Crazy developments that came ot of left field and smacked me upside the head. Jury's out on whether I love or hate this moth yet.

I'm starting to feel like the owl in the publishing world process meme thingy going round:

What do you do when your real life is cutting in on your writing time to the point where there just isn't any left? How do you carve time out to be creative when you're dodging curve balls coming at you?



  1. I'm in the same boat, except add on 34 weeks of pregnancy. I've been forcing myself to write. The other day I wrote an outline, which I never do, because I couldn't think. It came out awesome.
    I also edit. If I'm not writing, I go back and edit. It helps. Writing in a notebook is another way. Handwriting helps me to just write and not stare at the wordcount.

  2. I have no excuse for not writing, other than I needed decompression time on my brain. I don't have any more crazy life stuff other than the usual work, exercise, family, lather, rinse, repeat. But for me, the challenge has been not putting pressure on writing being part of that cycle. Writing for me has always been the escape, not the punishment, and somewhere along the way I forgot that. I don't know if that helps or hurts, but I'm right there with you!

  3. I am absolutely there too. I was just wondering the other day how I even managed to write and revise my first novel (on submission) because I can't find any time to write anymore. I can't figure out what changed but it makes me sad. But I do love that "Come at me, bro" owl. He makes me laugh so I'm glad you put him on the post.
    When I can't write, I try to listen to music that evokes the mood of what I want to write and I try to think it out. Sometimes, I come up with great ideas and I scribble down notes that I can come back to when I finally find some writing time.
    Hang in there. You'll get there eventually!


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