Monday, June 21, 2010

Slowing down

I seem to have hit a slow patch with the writing, where nothing is quite coming together. The words just aren't flowing, even in blog posts.

That may be because I'm very tired and have increasing family concerns on my mind at the moment. It may also be because I'm in something of a limbo, with novel one out on submission and my planning on novel two not yet complete enough for the actual writing to be started.

I've been trying to plug the gap with a short story or two, but am frustrating myself with my inability to make one particular story work. I keep taking a break and coming back to it, but it is still tantalisingly out of my grasp and a deadline is approaching.

So, ever mindful of my need to pace myself nowadays, I'm taking a step back this afternoon and watching Wimbledon...

7 comments:

Karen said...

Wimbledon already? It can't be!!

I know what you mean about writing limbo, I'm finding it hard to settle to anything at the moment, but will try and crank out a story this very afternoon. Sometimes stepping back is the best thing to do :o)

Cathy said...

Oh yes, and did I say I was watching the match which Federer could easily have lost. Very exciting, especially for the first round.

Re the writing, I think I am impatient to have another big project to focus on, yet I know I'm not quite ready. I have to put the agents out of my mind for now and carry on with the reading and research.

liz fenwick said...

Sounds like your subconscious needs a bit of time...don't be stingy with it or yourself.

lx

Talli Roland said...

I think you have the right idea there, Cathy. Sometimes you need to just step away from your writing and give your mind a break.

BabsMcG said...

Now that sounds like a very good idea!

Cathy said...

Talli and Babs...I was back to the work today, as Andy Murray was playing and I hate watching him :)

Paul said...

Just keep on keeping on!