Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Knocking down the blocks

No, I'm not talking about Erica's building blocks. Right now, they are hidden; I've decided that only one multi-pieced toy should be out at a time, in order to slightly control the chaos in my house.

My reference is to my writers' block. If you're new to reading and didn't know... I'm in the process of writing a book. For the past month or so, I haven't been able to write anything. I've just been stuck. I knew where I wanted to story to go... but no idea how to get from point A to point B.

Last night, Andrew stayed home with Erica while I went out to Barnes and Noble. Fantastic. I had a Chai Latte. [This morning, I'm drinking my coffee w/ Vanilla Chai Spice creamer. Yummy.] As I enjoyed my beverage, I sat and pulled out a notebook. My brainstorming notebook. And guess what? I wrote over 5 pages to my novel. [Five typed pages which I typed out when I came home; many more in the notebook b/c I have such huge handwriting.] I'm on a roll. I know where I'm going from here... at least, for the meantime. I've led up to a very important part of the story, so there's lots of detail and dialogue going on now.

So, I may be absent from blogger occasionally. I need to delegate my free time; perhaps blogging on on Monday, Thursday; novel on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

We'll see.

6 comments:

Abigail S said...

I'm glad that you got some freetime to yourself

Crazy Working Mom said...

Horray for you! :)
Keep up the good work...

Momish said...

That's great! It's always a good feeling to feel productive and back in the game. Live it up and run with it while it is in full throttle.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Good news! Good luck with the novel, I hope you reach the end.

Mama of 2 said...

What a wonderful feeling. I have had writer's block for a while now on a story that I have been working on for far too long. Perhaps I should use my down time at my new job to try to get inspired again.

Becky L said...

Abigail- okay, so you didnt really leave that comment. I wrote it for you, just b/c I wanted to hack into your account. I'm so bad!

crazy working mom- hopefully i will keep up the good work. cross my fingers...

mommish- you are absolutely right. I need to run w/ it while I can, b/c who knows when I'll get that writers block back.

silverneurotic- i really hope i reach the end of it too. it'll be so exciting

mama of 2- you're an aspiring author too? thats great. I hope you can get over your block too.