Monday, June 2, 2008

Thank You to My Blog Friends

From now on whenever I'm feeling unmotivated I'm going to write about it here. (Not really, don't run away screaming. I won't whine every time I'm blocked.) In yesterday's post I complained how I can't seem to get myself to write. Even though I said I was out of excuses I managed to come up with a few more in the comments.

My regular commenters were very encouraging, as always. And what happened today? I wrote! Not much, only about 500 words, but I started a section I've been dreading. My MC needs to get a ride from some men but didn't know how to ask them, which means I didn't know how to make him ask them.

This afternoon I shoved him around the corner, forced him to make eye contact, and what do you know? He's getting a ride. He has to help them build a wall for their efforts, but he's in!

I know this seems silly, especially to those of you who aren't writers, but it's amazing how many mental blocks we throw in our way. Maybe I should look at it that it's my character who's hesitating, not me. All I have to do is show him what to do next.

4 comments:

colbymarshall said...

'Atta way to show him who's boss!!

Ed Pahule said...

Yay! Glad you're writing. Missed yesterday's blog.

Now if only I could sit down and make that effort, too. :)

aaroncrocco said...

Way to go! I also hate the amount of roadblocks we throw at ourselves. Why must writers make our lives difficult?

spyscribbler said...

Speaking of which, would you want a join numbers group? It's a Yahoo group, and everyone checks in with their numbers everyday. The rules are that we at least write 100 words a day, 5 days a week.

Send me an email if you're interested!