I’ve lost focus. I haven’t been reading as fast as I was and my writing has slowed as well. Good news, I think I’m close to finishing a very old poem and I do plan to try and find a writing contest for that piece. I haven’t abandoned this blog. I do plan to come back. For now, I’ve been working on finding a new work/writing/reading rhythm. Also, trying to figure out what is the cause of this slump so I can attempt some exercises to overcome. Until then, have to keep striving.
Currently reading: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
Currently playing on PS4: Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Last Monday through Thursday I did another week of a prompt a day and I think I was successful. Today I didn’t do a prompt. But today I felt I didn’t want to keep working on stories that may go nowhere. I wanted to start working on some ideas I have shaking around in my head. Today I started work on my short story. I think it’s the Irish spirit inspiring me to finally start since I want it to be a story about Irish folklore and fairies. Also, I’m hoping to start an outline for another story I thought up after a strange dream. Finally I hope to start writing my novel somewhere in between all of that. Who knows if publishing will ever come to past but nothing will get published if there is nothing written down to publish. So I write or do things writing related. Outlining, promoting, or brain storming.
Thursday night into Friday morning I slept a only few hours. I couldn’t find the energy to get my brain to form words on paper. Really, I tried, but I could barely form words into speech. I promoted my Facebook Author page to friends. I think it was a successful writing day since I worked on something writing related and my page has 28 likes as I’m typing this so YAY! And more positive news is I still have some open queries to agents floating around so my little guy still has a chance. I guess what I’m saying is I’m trying to make my life more about writing. Even on the days my mind tries to fight my positive progress. Grabbing at straws? Maybe. But nothing is going to happen without practice and forward motion.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all and Irish blessing all around.