Creative Disconnection

I have been writing my chapter ten for the YA Breeze Series with not much issue until last night. I literally wrote everything I needed, a perfect cliff hanger ready to be set…when nothing happened. It wasn’t even like I blanked it, the scene was still floating in front of my eyes. I could hear the words that needed to be said and all the ground work has been laid out perfectly for the cliff hanger. So please explain to me why everything in my mind wouldn’t come out on paper.

Three separate ending attempts were made before I turned it all off and went to bed. This morning, I knew I was going to work on chapter eleven because chapter ten was pretty much complete. I reread the last few pages to get in the groove, tone, and character of getting the ending completed when once again, nothing would come out correctly.

Expressing my current mood/thoughts: anger, frustration, irritation, annoyance, and creative disconnection. With outline in hand, checking off each completed task has been a huge help but to this end my mind has gone into overload with colors, voices, expressions, emotions that my fingers simply can’t get right onto paper.

So I made a huge star and comments on the outline to go back, fix/work on it. However the ending that is sitting in it’s place is awful…I mean the kind of awful where a string of curses fly through my mind as I reread it and I’m mentally trying to punch it in the face. Yeah…that’s exactly where I am right now.

Attempting to move on to chapter eleven, forgetting the scene behind me but it’s difficult. The background music is no longer a help but a hindrance, TV will only distract me into being unproductive¬† and my brain is screaming at the top of it’s lungs ‘Get It Together!’.

At least I can be grateful that the creative juices are flowing. I just need a proper cup to fill up with.

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Determination Vs Sleep

It was 1:08am when I finished writing Chapter 5 for My Night Breeze. It felt like it was going to take twenty minutes tops to finish this chapter(I stated at 1pm in the afternoon). I was so tired but when the clock struck midnight I knew I couldn’t allow this chapter to best me. I’m the writer, right? I know the story better than anyone else…this should be easy.

More than glad to be done with this chapter because now the fun truly begins. Lots of clues and hints that were dropped in the prior chapters will now make sense and give the reader that ‘oh yeah!’ response. Excited to continue the writing journey for the day.

Hope Series Moving Ahead

After two days of non-existent writing, I’m back on board. I’m editing the sequel to Glimmer of Hope, Hope Has A Glare, and adding the little details needed before calling that finished. And then I’ll be plotting the outline for the third installment. Excited to get this final book down for the trilogy, it’s going to be so much fun to write with all the plot twists and turns.