Have You Seen This Writer?

Valentine's Day is a GREAT excuse for not working on your book. Your birthday is another. Together they make quite a pair. But what do you do if you want to work on your book but you just can't get into your groove? What if you're stuck?

I am soooo stuck. There's a transistional scene in Silver I have to rework, and it's kicking my rear end. I've been staring at it (or avoiding eye-contact with it) for at least four days. I'll start writing it one way only to be disgusted with that, change directions, and have no idea where I'm going.

What helps us with these boulders? A good mocha capaccino? My warm sweater? Surely my "writer" playlist contributes a little (right now I'm hearing U2's "Trip Through Your Wires"; I'm such a B-sides lover). But what can I do to really get things percolating?

The most frustrating thing is that I can't ask you for tips because everyone is totally different. Your tricks probably wouldn't help me, or mine you. I suppose I will just have to suck it up and growl (internally, of course) until the story comes back to me.

So, here's to hoping Tristan, Joss, and Drew feel like talking. After all, it is Valentine's Day.
And my birthday.


Michelle said...

Well, I usually get out of the house if I really want to get writing, but that's hard when you have ninos.

But I do hope you have an absolutely wonderful/happy/fun Valentine's/B-Day.

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