Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Crazy girl (IWSG)


I’m not that insecure today. However, I’ve realized that my priorities are a little askew. I have all the time in the world to write, but I don't. To be honest I feel like a bit of a mess, which isn’t actually news:) Lately I can’t find a good place to write in the house. My usual desk is a constant mess and I’ve been sleeping a lot lately. Simply getting up and writing feels like such a chore, but that is something I have to work on. How are you doing today? 

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  1. Maybe trying writing in bed? Best of both worlds!

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    1. Sounds good. The dog doesn't like it:)

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  2. Try with something short and sweet. You'd be surprised by the story that can be told in 100 words or less. I love flash fiction and 100 words is perfect, but I can be wordy too, as is witnessed by my over 100,000 word novels. :)

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    1. You are awesome. I've found it hard to write shorter stories, but it's definitely worth a try. Thank you.

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  3. Hi Murees - have a tidy up, clear your slate, take a walk ... and then see how you feel - you'll work a way round ... and as Yolanda suggest - you could do lots of 100, 250 or 500 word short stories ... which could get put together for some charity fund raising, and which you could read to your audience .. be in 1, 10 or 25 people .. putting your own stamp on them ... good luck - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary. That is a wonderful idea. I think I need to get over myself:)

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  4. For the first in my life, I'm on vacation, have decent WiFi, and all the time I desire to write. What do I do? Procrastinate, sleep, busy work. What about giving someone a helping hand? That has helped me in the past. For my present predicament, I've started taking pictures of things that interest me. That is beginning to stimulate my imagination and desire to jot some notes; which I expect will lead to a rough draft; which just might lead to a honest to goodness post for my blog. I'm positive you'll find a solution.

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    1. Thank you. It sounds like you are having a good time regardless. Good-luck with your writing. You can do it.

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  5. I usually write at my desk but sometimes switching locations - even just within the house - can get those creative juices simmering. I'll also switch off from the computer and use a notebook and pen.

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    1. I've been traveling all round the house:) Maybe switching to pen and paper is just what I need. Thank you.

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  6. When I find I have plenty of time to write something (like a blog post), I put it off until the last second and then I'm not happy with what I've done. To make it work better, I give myself earlier deadlines. I seem to do better if I have a deadline (even a self-imposed one that I can override if I have to). Good luck. You'll find the right place, at the right time and all your creative thoughts will flow.

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    1. Thank you, Mason. I know you're right. I tend to put things off too:)

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  7. Funny the more time I have to write the harder it is to make myself write. I wrote more when I had to sneak it in or steal the time. However, I am working on that and plan to change that. Writing is my business and I am working to treat it like a business.

    That said I struggle too with that. Do something to make yourself happy that you want to do and it does not have to be writing. Give yourself permission not to write sometimes that has caused me to write, lol. I'm hard headed that way.
    Happy Writing to you on IWSG Day.

    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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    1. Thank you, Juneta. I have to learn to think of my writing as business too. I will try something fun. I think I need it:)

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  8. You know, I have trouble, too, when I have a lot of time to write. I think I have to fill up that time with writing. And I don't. Try 5 minutes.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. At this point I will try anything:)

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  9. This is how I felt most of last year. I had plenty of time to write but for some reason I just wasn't up for it. I hope you will find your drive to write again soon. And your dog will let you write on the bed! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. He thinks that bed is playtime:) But I will give it another try.

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  10. Been neglecting my writing space and time to clean it before critters start making their home there.

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    1. Exactly! I know the feeling. Thank you for stopping by.

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  11. I know exactly what you mean! I've actually touched on a similar subject for my IWSG post this month - great minds think alike ;). Maybe you could go out to a coffee shop or something to write? That usually helps me if I need to get out of the house and do some writing :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. I think I do need a change. Things feel a bit stagnant. Indeed, great minds do think alike:)

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  12. Do you think it's depression or procrastination? Or both? Whatever the problem is, if you can make yourself clean up your desk, it might be the first step to feeling better.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I honestly don't know. I've just been feeling yucky and blah. Thank you for the support, Janie. My desk needs a good clean. For some reason I've become really messy.

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  13. I often write in cafes, because then I don't have the distractions of my bed or my TV. Public libraries are good places to write too, because then you can be surrounded by books. But I must admit that I haven't been able to write in months, due to work.

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    1. Thank you, NW. At this point I'm willing to try anything to snap out of this funk. Though I don't like writing with people around me, I need a change . . . desperately.

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    1. I will give it another shot. My boy thinks the bed is his playtime:) But I am really up to trying anything at this point. Thanks, Misha.

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  15. I love your title!
    Ha! There's a bit of crazy in all of us. It goes with being a creative individual.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks Michelle:) I always tell my family that I'm all over the place because of all the creativity bubbling inside me. They don't buy it though:)

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  16. Maybe read a favorite book/watch a favorite movie to get some inspiration? It feels like a chore for me to sit down and get to work too, but once I'm in the groove (and really, it only takes a few minutes) I can't stop. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you. I'll try anything at this point. I'm desperate:) Thank you for stopping by.

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  17. Sometimes a bit of a break is good at recharging our creative batteries. Don't push yourself. You'll feel the energy again and will figure out the writing space. Maybe it's time to change it up. Good luck Murees.

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika. I always tend to push myself more and more. I always fear taking the time I need, but this time I have no other choice:)

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