Friday, July 23, 2010

Writer's Block

I want to write a book.

Doesn't everyone?

Not just ANY book... of course!

I want to write a NY Times bestseller!

...of course...

And earn the fame and acclimation (and money!) of J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer!

...(well, maybe just J.K. Rowling. Have you read Twilight? shudder.)...

I have an idea (ok... about a million ideas, but one in particular at the moment...) in my head. It's a great idea! Trust me. If you were in my head you'd think it was a great idea too. (You would be amazed by my breathtaking brilliance, I can assure you.)

I even have most of an outline.

So why can't I seem to actually write the damn thing?

Not even the whole thing... maybe just a chapter?

Why can't I just write a chapter?

I think I need a writer's support group.

Or, well, at least someone to keep me accountable.

As we've learned from my thesis writing, (can you even believe I actually got that done? I can't!), if I don't have someone holding my feet to the fire I'll do something else, something much more important, instead. Like, watch the Real Housewives or something...

5 comments:

mmeperpetua said...

Ooh, girl. If you get that one figured out, let me know. I suck at making myself sit down to write.

Lindsey said...

Oh my lord...you sound just like me. Wait...did I write this post? Nope..just checking. :o)

I just signed up for a creative writing course in August...hoping it will get the juices flowing. Keep me from being a slackass...that sort of thing so that I'll actually follow through and eventually become rich and famous. :o)

Dobez_Gaga said...

Writing a book is probably one of the most exciting things to do espeicially if you have an idea and inspiration to last you. keyword: LAST.
I cant tell you how many times i've gotten to page 45 of my "great novel" and stopped to ask myself..."why am i writing this again?"

Hypatia said...

Ha! Glad I'm not the only one.

Have any of you participated in National Novel Writing Month in Novembers? http://www.nanowrimo.org/

I've wanted to try it... but it seems so daunting.

I did manage to write 1 page last week... but 1 page will not get me a book deal! gah!

Dobez_Gaga said...

just looked at the sight right now and it seems amazing. I just bookmarked it. sounds like a fun way to get accidentally discovered.