Monday, May 17, 2010

I just want an "aha!"

This past week has been miserable, as I stumbled around in the dark trying to get my characters on the next part of the lighted-path. I kept thinking....
"This shouldn't be happening. I'm revising. This should be easy."
It's not.
I tried doing more research.
I tried reading books to jumpstart different techniques.
Yesterday, I spent the whole day doing totally unrelated but creative things--making greeting cards, calendars--in the hopes of finding a spark.
Nothing hit me as an "aha!"
(What I got was a more boring return to old pages to refocus this and refocus that--kind of like getting a sparkler which fizzles halfway down.)
How do you get your creativity flowing? How do you get past a dark patch in your writing?
Book of the Week:
I don't have one. I started --then abandoned--a whole bunch, as they weren't offering the right spark. I'm sure they are good books, but I'm in hyper-critical mode right now. Next week should be better.

3 comments:

beckylevine.com said...

Hey! Hang in there. If you want some more brainstorming time next week, let us know! Also, you can always call & talk something through, you know. :)

beckylevine.com said...

Hey! Hang in there. If you want some more brainstorming time next week, let us know! Also, you can always call & talk something through, you know. :)

Jana McBurney-Lin said...

Thanks, Becky.:)

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