Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Onward and upward," said the Cork.

Writing ain't easy. Every January starts off the same way--slow, as in molasses.  I spend several days before the end of the year crafting well thought out daily, weekly and monthly goals. Then nada. My synapses do not fire. Ideas dry up. My head is corked.
A lot of it is due to work being mad crazy for the last six weeks of the year. I get out of my writing routine. Get out of my idea casting routine. Lose my will to write. But that's all whiny excuses in the long run.  I need to stick to the axiom of putting the most important things first in my day.  Give my strongest energy to writing in the morning. Yeah.
So I bought this book for writing practice.
Basketball players practice. Saxophone players practice. Why shouldn't I? I don't screen write but the writing exercises are good for developing stories and characters.  "Onward and upward," said the Cork.

PS: Go read Vicki Hendricks new blog on writing.

 The Last Run

1 comment:

  1. I see no shame in starting your writing routine in February when things slow down. I, too, am spread thin through December and January due to over-workage. It really puts a damper on the creative juices, whether you're creating or editing out words. So, don't be too hard on yourself. It's best to wait until your mind is clearer and in full writer mode to produce quality than just put words down to, well, put words down.