Dreams Are Boulders

I'm so glad to report that I broke through my writer's block. Here is what I did...

  1. Took a break.

  2. Snacked on food that made me happy: cheese cake, chocolate soy milk, cream cheese and crackers, Toll House chocolate chip cookies, vanilla bean ice cream with Hershey chocolate syrup and crushed party peanuts...YUMMY... and the list goes on and on folks. Although most of these things are quite fattening, they're so worth the extra ounces if eaten in moderation. My stomach is growling just thinking of these delectable treats. I probably should have eaten before writing this post.

  3. At 11 o'clock at night I stared at the ceiling completely upset with my writing dilemma. I stared at the boring uninspiring ceiling for about two hours simply drumming my fingers on the mattress and figured it best to recite my story in highlight format. My intentions were to let the story be the last thing on my mind. In my experience, if I see or hear something disturbing or mind boggling before going to sleep I tend to suppress the thought or posing questions in one of my brain's (question and figure out later) memory chambers - and once asleep it either plays out like a story line and then becomes a nightmare or amazingly formulates a solution for a problem. Reciting the highlight was like counting sheep. By chapter five I became dead to the world. Drooling dead. But anyway...I went to sleep dreaming of where I last left off in my story. Bingo! Dreams are so beneficial. They're like mental time-outs! And during that physical retreat your given pure freedom to think, consider, figure out, imagine, and wish in peace - and that's exactly what I did. The story literally took off and became it's own movie. The characters were defined through dialogue and actions, the events lead to drama and the drama resulted into a compelling story. I awoke the next day bi-passing the use of the toilet just so I could put what I dreamt on paper. It was like a mental convulsion.

So with all this said, when in writer's block, don't beat yourself up over it. Simply take a break, treat yourself and then sleep on it. It worked for me!

UNWANTED WRITER'S BLOCK


As it is evident from my last post, I'm currently working on a paranormal romance novel. So far I've completed five interesting chapters in my novel. The unfortunate thing however, is that I'm at a point where the story can go into two separate directions. Such a decision has created a debate concerning reality vs. fantasy. My problem is keeping the story earth bound so readers are capable of relating. As a devoted consumer of paranormal fiction I find that incorporating the norm into a fantasy story is a very important and enjoyable aspect. I do not want to pull the story out of my ass but having this writer's block isn't helping that alternative any. I'm so frustrated! I didn't think I would have this problem. So as of this evening I'm putting my mouse down and walking away from the damn screen! I'll proceed once I find some type of muse of course.

Finally I am a Blogger!!!

I've been hearing a lot of hype about having a personal blog. At first I thought it was quite silly and vain to want to share your thoughts with the world. However, my perspective of blogging changed once I began writing my first novel. I totally get it now. It is fun. It is freedom. It is your public diary. And of course it's vain but I love it.