Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Feeling stale?

Lately I've been feeling kinda stale, or maybe even stagnant in my writing.  Kinda blah if you know what I mean.  And yesterday, I finally figured out what's the problem.

I haven't written anything new in ages.  Oh, don't get me wrong, I've been revising like crazy.  In fact, I'm revising three different things right now but I haven't written anything new.  No new characters or conflicts. No new plots or brainstorming.  For a while, I wasn't even blogging.

For me, this "no creating" is not a good thing.  I need to be writing new stories on a regular basis.  And honestly, I love writing short stories. The benefit of writing new stories, besides feeling better, means I'll have new things to send out and hopefully have published. 

So, today I pledge to brainstorm a new story.  I pledge to get at least an outline on the page.  (Today is payday so I have to run errands this afternoon so won't have all day here at puter.)

What about you?  How are you feeling about your writing?  Written anything new lately?


Nicole Pyles said...

I know what you mean! For me, I have felt stalled (not so much stale, yet) about my writing. I have been pulled to a new story that I am still sort of "giving birth too" and still have holes to fill about. And then also pulled to older projects I would love to breathe new life too. But like you, I have a few (new) short stories I would like to work I am torn and I am feeling like I'm on pause as a result. I hate that!

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Cheryl said...

Sorry you're feeling blah. I'm not feeling that way about my writing. I'm feeling that way about everything. :) Too much to do and very overwhelmed. Time to reprioritize.

Good luck in getting out of your funk.