Some weeks are better than others…
Isn’t it funny how sometimes you can just sit down and start to write and everything just seems to work – It’s almost as if you are just watching the words appear on the screen, reading them as they happen, as if someone else is typing them. I’ve also noticed that when this happens, you get a severe time distortion; i.e. time speeds up and a couple of hours seems like a couple of minutes. I know from my work as a therapist that this is indicative of a trance state, and so I suspect that the writing is generated from the subconscious while in this state – hence the feeling of someone else typing it.
Then there is the opposite. Days when you just stare blankly at the screen, when no words will come, and the few that do have ‘pants’ stamped all over them.
Well this week I had a couple of both types! So progress hasn’t been too bad, I rewrote a new beginning to the story, which I think gives the main character a bit more oomph.
The next couple of weeks though might be lean pickings, as I have two articles I need to write (and have been putting off big time), but the time of reckoning is here, so they need to take priority. I’ll still keep the blog ticking over though, with whatever progress or ideas I have.
I’ve been trying to find other people blogging on their writing; anyone know of any good sites with plenty of discussion?