Monday, November 11, 2013

My brain is jumbled


I am feeling really disorientated lately. My head is filled with ideas for new stories, learning new writing techniques and all kinds of other stuff. For some strange reason my focus is off and I am not really writing anything at the moment. The inspiration is fleeting, I guess. There is no doubt that I will get it back, it is just strange how unclear my ideas and thoughts are right now. Perhaps I just have too much on my mind.

I spent most of the day watching the series Bones. I recently started watching it because my family got me the entire series so that I can educate myself. After that I re-wrote part of my first chapter and ended up looking for freelance jobs.

Does your thoughts and ideas ever get jumbled?

13 comments :

  1. Yes, right now I have three WIPs all competing for my attention and as a result I'm hardly writing anything. Sometimes that's the way it goes.

    I'm watching a lot of Castle :-)

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  2. Inspiration and motivation are fickle. Writing jumbled thoughts is better than writing nothing, right? I need to watch Bones. I heard the show was really good.

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  3. Oh, yes. There can be too much to process. It is good to take a break once in a while. A little tv time is fun, and it can boost creativity, too. Pay attention to the dialogue and pacing.

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  4. Annalisa - I like Castle. I think he is really funny. I liked his crazy personality better in the first few series, in the new series they make him so normal and bland, but it is still good.

    Constance - It is really good and it is a good way to keep my jumbled mess of a brain busy.

    Mary - Great tip, thank you. Even though I am watching bones, I could still be learning something.

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  5. Hi Murees - life can overwhelm us .. just with the little things and our brain continues to churn out ideas for us ...

    You'll work it through .. and I've not seen Bones .. cheers Hilary

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  6. Write down the snippets and maybe they will eventually come together as a full story. I know it takes me a while to get a story to form.

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  7. Hilary - Thank you. If not for my family, I probably wouldn't have watched Bones either.

    Alex - Thank you, that is a very good idea. At least then I can use those snippets for something productive.

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  8. This is interesting...I went to a workshop this week. The presenter asked an auditorium full of educators,"why do we write?"
    The first thing that came to mind was because it's a need like breathing and eating. The majority of the folks there settled on that it was to communicate. And then he said something that stood out to me. "All writing is persuasive writing. Even a shopping list is persuasive writing." Hmmm...is it? Whattaya think? Thanks for stopping by Murees!

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  9. Teacher-Mom - You are so welcome. I agree with you, it is a deep need for me, like breathing. Writing and I have a love-hate relationship. Some days more hate than love. Writing is also a way for me to escape the realities of life. So, I am not really sure whether I use my writing really to persuade anyone about anything, unless I am subconsciously in denial.

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  10. I believe most of us have jumbled brains, part of being a writer. Just remember, taking in as important as the creating. Keep jots of your moving thoughts, and enjoy Bones! You never know, the show may plant a seed, which may grow into something unbelievable.

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  11. I'm sure we all can relate to the way you feel, Murees. Try to take one thing at a time. Write down your ideas. That might help you to focus on what your want to start on.

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  12. Every stinkin day!

    I always get jumbled. Sometimes all I can do is write to get it out. Even if I"m not writing a scene, just writing down the ideas.

    My life gets jumbled, so I make a list, or tell my husband and he helps me get organized ;)

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  13. Cher - Thank you. Your words are so true. One never knows when inspiration will strike.

    Deanie - Thank you for the great tip.

    Katie - I know I should write down all my ideas and sometimes I do too. I like the fact that you get jumbled up too, now I don't feel crazy.

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