Saturday, February 6, 2010

Harder than getting blood out of a stone....

Reading 'Neverwhere'. Sigh. V. good book. Double sigh. Cannot now look at own stories. Might be useful as toilet paper...

Actually I've come to the realisation (accidentally engaged brain last night and fell over startling insight - note to self, engage brain more often) that I've been indulging in some self sabotage. If I don't finish edit of recently completed WIP first draft, then no one can reject it (you were right Fifi, I just didn't know it was happening in my own home). Clever huh? I know what needs to be done, and with children back at school, time is now available. Easy peasy. Just fix up story and send away. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (insert hysterical tone here as tone can be hard to demonstrate with repitition of a two letter onomatopeic word). Anyway I am now looking for antidote to self sabotage. Any and all suggestions are welcome. I can confirm reading 'Neverwhere' is not the cure (damn you Mr G.). Girding up one's loins and just getting on with it is not happening. It is never a good sign when I start a new story before an old one is done. And the new one is so much fun and cool and I am in love with it and it was inspired by a previous blog post title. I've googled the title and its free to a good home - even better. And in that first phase of a new WIP, writing just gushes from my fingertips, instead of requiring brute force to get blood from stone.

I am off to make home-made crumpets for lunch...yum...

2 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Er... maybe the crumpets might help?

Maybe you might just keep the old story to one side and return to it later (after the crumpet baking..?)?

Good luck with your new story!

And I hope the crumpets come out ok.

:-)

Take care
x

KarenG said...

Pull an all nighter! Everyone's asleep, the house is yours, cook up a pizza (or crumpets--what are crumpets anyway?) and write all night, on whatever you want. If the old story isn't working, switch to the new one. Anyway, that's what I'm doing tonight, and wow, it works! Wish I had some crumpets, they sound good. There's a couple stale donuts on the counter, will that work?