Follow by Email

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Uggggggh! I'm Totally Distracted By Shiny Objects!

Blame it on "medicine head," (I think I may have the flu. I'm running a temp and I hurt in my bones) or "ADD," (I don't have a diagnosis... I just use it as an excuse) or my attraction to whatever is going on around me today that doesn't have anything remotely to do with actual "writing." I can't seem to settle myself down and plot ANYTHING!

I did however, get into a huge political debate with a "cyber" friend in a particular ladies forum. I normally wouldn't "go there" with regard to politics, but, I just had to... you know how it is. You read all you can stomach until you're distended, and then you end up throwing up.(Please don't ask me where I stand or who I'm voting for. I won't answer that here.) Let's just say that I "posted away" a few hours today. And where has it gotten me? I'm not totally sure. Most likely shunned at worst and at arms-length at best. I hope not, because I dig her and the others. When did it all start? Last night after a glass of red. Uh oh...

Anyhoo, I might also be slowly gearing up for NaNo in my mind. Waiting... watching... the calm before the storm. The rest before the craziness. Whatever it is, these excuses sound really good. They make me feel justified.

I do have ideas though. Not lots, just some. But, I believe good non-the-less. How are your ideas coming along? I'm really going to begin carrying my little notebook around with me again. Do you guys do that? I was amazed at what I would be inspired to write. Things would seem to fly at me begging for voice. Love that!

And, I'm waiting until after NaNo to revise a completed manuscript that I have. One that I've put away for a while. Maybe I can breathe new life into it. I don't know. Maybe I didn't go with my gut instinct enough or write with total abandon. I have a hard time "letting go" and following the flow wherever it takes me. Maybe I'm too much of a control freak. Who knows?!

The passion is there. I just tend to play it way too safe.

10 days...

XOXO

5 comments:

Tabitha said...

You're not the only one getting into huge political debates. I'm seeing them everywhere, and have even engaged in a few myself. And I NEVER engage in politics. I have no idea what's gotten in to me. :)

Good luck ramping up for Nano. :) I carry a notebook around with me at all times. I use it in spurts, but it's good to have.

Kelly said...

I so don't like discussing politics with others. People get so hot headed! Even within a family function, there are so many different views! I usually keep it to myself, but I know..sometimes you just HAVE to chime in!

sruble said...

I hope you don't have the flu. Get better soon!

I know what you mean about politics. As long as people aren't hateful, I don't mind reading posts, but I don't like debating it with people. I can't wait until the election is over!

I hope you got back your muse soon (not that shiny objects don't help with musing - I'm a big believer in shiny objects).

I carry around a little notebook too :) NaNo, one week and counting!

Tabitha said...

Okay, I just did it. I signed up for Nano. I didn't think I was going to do it, like, ever. But I changed my mind. :)

I'm thinking the most fun part of this whole thing is the writing buddies. I tried looking you up, but couldn't find you. If you'd like to be buddies, my ID is 'tabwriter.' :)

CJ Raymer said...

Hey everyone! If you'd like to look me up on NaNoWriMo, I'm "CJRay" over there just as I am on the "blue-boards."

I've not delved into how it all works as far as the fun stuff and buddying-up. I need to take more time and figure it all out.

XOXO CJ

Must Reads

  • "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott
  • "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
  • "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith
  • "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo
  • "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier
  • "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing" by M.T. Anderson
  • "The Grace Awakening" by Charles Swindoll