Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh Where, Oh Where Did My Brainmojo Go...

Oh where, oh where could it be?

So, I'm sitting there on my first break of the day after cleaning the house and entertaining a friend and her son for a playdate. My kids are occupied and I've got my laptop opened and I'm ready to add some words to my new WIP. I stare at the screen and finally write a sentence. Nope. Don't like it. Delete. I stare at the screen again and try writing a different one. Uh uh. Nope, not loving it. Delete. I stare at the screen again and type yet a different sentence and...WTF??? No!!!! No, no, no, no, no, nooooooooo. What the H E double hockey sticks is happening to my brain??? Why can I suddenly not put words together to form a good sentence? Several minutes later I'm sitting there thinking,"Oh my God! What if I've can never write again? What if this is it for me and the past two and half years have been this big tease on my life??? What else will I do with myself if I can't write? Have I really lost my writer's Mojo???"

Not to worry good people (because I'm sure you all were quite concerned *insert eye rolling emoticon*). I did eventually find it (my mojo), but man was that a scary ass ride! Turns out I was just too tired and shutting the computer for a few hours and having a STRONG cup of coffee did the trick. Writing commenced.


Has anything like that ever happened to you? Did you ever lose your writer's mojo?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I've been a bad blogger buddy...forgive me???

hey fellow blogger buddies!

just wanted to say hi and send out my apologies for my lack of participation in the blogging world lately. i have been overwhelmed with life and blogging has taken a temporary hit in my list of things i haven't had time for lately. i'm SURE you guys can all understand that just happens.

i have put querying for Breaking Out on hold for a short time while i do some small re-writes on it to address a few things beta reader number 7 pointed out. i feel like this re-write process never ends, but like everyone else, i want this book to be everything it can be--to show it's full potential. i'm also working on that out of the trunk novel and an SNI that wouldn't leave me alone. i will hopefully get back into the swing of blogging soon.

peace, love and positivity to you all!!!!

what takes a hit in your life when things become a bit overwhelming? 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Return of the Itches

As in the itches to write. Like really write. Something new. One of my several SNI's sitting there screaming, "Write me! Write me!" "Me first, Melanie. Pleeeeeease!!" "No. Me first. You know you've been thinking about me."

And I have. About all of them. So many stories to write so little time. So, why am I only itching to write and not writing? Because I'm giving myself a small break. I have been writing, and revising non-stop for over 2 years. I am now finally in the querying process and it is stressful as those of you who have been through it know. But that's not the only reason, I'm not writing. When I knew I was coming to an end of working on my latest novel (and let's face it, you are never really...done),  I took on a few beta commitments, so that has also been keeping me busy. I'm catching up with friends who have been practically ignored over the past couple of years because of my obsession to write with any spare moment I had. Being a full-time mother is my priority, so when I had a few minutes here and there to spare, guess where it went...yep--to writing.

But, the itch is getting stronger and stronger and STRONGER and I honestly don't think I can hold out much longer. I have been doing some revising on my recently out of the trunk novel, which I''m so super excited about, but I also feel a need to write something new, so I have a feeling I will be two-timing my projects. :-)

Do you take breaks from your writing? What do you do during your breaks and how long do/can you stay away?
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