Ok, I'm a dork. And I'm definitely not into country so much, but I had to find a way to show my excitement somehow.
I had a breakthrough yesterday. I don't even know exactly what triggered it, but I wrote a little over 2,000 words. Do you know how good that feels? I know most of you do. I feel like a heavy weight has been lifted from my shoulders - it's name is Writer's Block and I think it took a hike.
I've read that there's no such thing as Writer's Block, that it's something we do to ourselves, etc, etc. Well, I believe it is something we do to ourselves, but I'm still callin' it what I think it should be called. Cos it is definitely a block we put in our minds that we can't seem to get past, and let me tell you, it frustrates the hell out of me.
And it wasn't like I didn't know where to go next. I have a pretty thorough outline, a good grasp on my characters, a lot to work with. I guess I just didn't know how to do it. I needed to push through.
In my cruising of various blogs (see yesterday for that), I discovered a lot of us were going through the same thing and just at this moment I've had a relevation. I think we all have Spring Fever. Don't you remember being in school and not wanting to do your homework, not even wanting to be in the building? You just wanted to go outside and do something, you didn't care what it was. Anything was fun on a warm spring day.
So instead of keeping myself inside, forcing myself to write, I've been going out with the kids for a while, then I come back in and write like a fiend. And I think it's helping.
I hope those who are in a slump are out or almost out. I feel good, though I know this won't last. Cos once I'm done, then I need to go back and edit, revise, layer in stuff - oh, what a process.
The joys of writing, let me tell ya!