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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Do you ever have those weeks where it seems that no matter how much you get done, you’re not moving forward?

That’s been my life for the past week. Since last Wednesday I have produced an amazing 29,000 plus words but nothing, and I repeat, nothing is done yet. As I sit here tonight staring at the screen and writing this blog, I wonder just how can that be.

Well, maybe it’s the fact that I have 5, again repeat, 5 works in progess that I am writing on. They range from contemporary to paranormal to science fiction. I love not being boxed in by one genre nor one book. This way, if I get bored with something I can move on to the next. Note that bored can mean truly bored, don’t know where the plot is going, just don’t want to write that damn scene, or I’m stuck and don’t know how to get out of the plot box I seem to be in. However, it can lead to high word counts with absolutely nothing being completed because I’m working a little bit on all of them. Duh.

What is strange about this whole thing is I’m going exactly as planned. I’m maintaining my minimum daily writing word count of 3500 with many days exceeding the count. I’ve even had my family days off as well as the one allergy day where I felt like crap and all I wanted to do was sleep. But over all I feel great about the progress I’m making just not how long it seems to be taking me.

A while ago, I had written about the fact that it seems as we get older time flies. Why doesn’t it fly here? Why doesn’t the word count pile up even more and things get completed? Why, why, why, why, why. Sigh.

I guess, I’m just having one of those days where it feels as if I’m a hamster on a wheel. It seems as if I’m going around and around and around, doing what I’m supposed to be doing and going nowhere. One step forward, two steps back. Sounds like that song which has the line ‘we’re on the road to nowhere’ and it makes me laugh in a weird, cynical kinda way.

Add to that I’m hyperfocusing on my big writer’s butt plus my lack of weight loss and you can see what type of week it’s been. Not bad, not good…just different and sort of depressing…the kind you don’t know if you’re supposed to laugh or cry.

I’m sure you’ve all been there in one way or another. Whether it be in your writing or in something from your personal life. Share with me just how you got out of your funky mood and I’ll put you in my May drawing for a copy of my next release.

Till next week…



Casey said...

damn, 29k? i think i know where my muse went off to... lol! send him back please b.c. i haven't produced anything but a few words here and there and am on serious deadline! we must be having the same type of day b.c. i too feel like i'm on the road to nowhere. I've just had a good vent, laid out in the sun a bit today, & I think i'll have some chocolate. that should help with the funk.
=) hugs, C.

Erin Sinclair said...

Yep sure have, this too shall pass.


Lynn said...

Yeah...but it was a hard 29K...and it wasn't on just one book. I know that's the problem! LOL!

Then all sorts of new ideas pop into my head and then I just can't get anything done. Sigh.

Back to the writing treadmill...LOL!


Lynn said...

I know, I know...but like most people...I want it to pass like now. LOL!


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