It has been a while since I have updated my blog, and there is not any major news yet. I’m still working on various projects, and the first Scarlet book is actually in the middle of the first draft. The second book I’m 8 chapters in for that draft, and I’m working on the second retail novel. It’s been a long summer due to working and writing. Things are pretty much normal now since I’ve been slowly getting my life back together, and I start school this month which means things will be the busy chaos I love. I miss school since it kept me busy throw in work and writing and I always had something to do. I have been reading more ebooks and books, and working on writing exercises. It is hard to come up with 1,000 words based on images. I can do it though, and I have learned more lessons this summer then I have any other since I’ve gained more then I’ve lost. It was a wild ride too, and I have talked to more people then ever. I love hearing their stories, and their pasts. Everyone has one, and it makes them who they are. People are interesting to me, and I enjoy life now that I’m not miserable. I will update this more as I go along because once my writing picks up more, and I am able to publish more books I will definitely have more to talk about. Right now its all about taking notes, and writing while waiting for VCU to start.
I hate it when it happens because no matter what I do I cannot work on creative writing at all, or on my current projects. The only time it happens though is when I am too tired to do anything. I woke up early yesterday to take my cats to get their shots.
This is Crystal
I hang out with my boyfriend that day, and had to go to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. Then I went to the store, but before that my brother got his hair done. I got a page done during the wait to the dentist, and finished highlighting the original story. I do dishes, and go on Facebook, read blogs, but I really cannot write down anything since I hit a block. I feel stuck, and maybe it is because of the lack of planning out the story, and the fact that I never went over chapter by chapter of the story. Sometimes that is not the case, and sometimes your so tired from work that you cannot write anything at all. Tiredness? Stress? Just really don’t feel like doing anything thanks to watching reality tv all the time? Maybe.
I hit a block with the retail story, and Astral Witch because I have not thoroughly outlined them yet. Relaxing seems to help me beat it because work stresses me out and tires me to the point where I just want to sit.
I went to Maymont park with my boyfriend and his friend to get out of my funk, and spend time with friends. To get out of the house and get some exercise. This picture I got is spectacular, and pretty I love lions.
Going there helped me get back to nature. Showering helps too since some of the best ideas are in there. It also helps with the writers block, and sometimes movies and tv shows can help.
I have been watching Hardcore Pawn lately and reading Retail Hell by Freeman Hale, and Secrets of Retail by J. W. Morgan to be entertained, and see the funny customer reactions to inspire me to write some crazy customer stories myself. I eat snacks to boost my brain into helping me beat Writers Block. Reading books with fiction exercises, and doing them helps me too when dealing with a block. I am taking Creative Writing 2 and Novel Writing 1 in the fall. I hope those classes will help me with being a better writer, and help me find a writing routine. I will talk more about a writing routine in another blog post.
Anyways to beat writers block for you that work? Why does it help?
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Some of the most brilliant writers belong in insane asylums. Some do drugs or have abuse problems. A ton of them possess various psychological disorders. Does writing mean that your insane, and headed to the loony bin?
I would think not. As long as a writer can control it I doubt it would land people there. I also think that in order to come up with the stories there is a little bit of insanity in each writer to come up with all those amazing stories.
Also writers tend to have an overactive imagination at least I do. They have it more then non creative types. In a way it would not surprise me that some people like normal ones would not be able to handle it.
Normal people would not understand how hard it is to write a story when the character screams loudly in your head. Once writers learn how to control it though I doubt anyone will end up in the loony bin because of writing.