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.


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. :)

Anonymous 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!