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...


Anonymous 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 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)

Anonymous 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?

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!

Anonymous 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.