Hugh Howey doesn't need a publisher, thank you very much
Yay for you, Hugh!
I've been in a slump the past two days, but I think I'm feeling better now ... two brownies and one ice cream cone later!
I'm so pumped up about writing all these new story ideas I have in my brain. But when I sit in front of the keyboard and monitor sometimes, I dish out the first few chapters like a champ, then get totally stuck. What next? Hello, brain? Anyone home? Nothing. I have a dozen of these half-baked stories on my desktop. Does that happen to any of you, and, if so, how do you combat this plague of creative loss? I think too much sometimes and make things more complex than they need to be. I know I need to just take a deep breath and chill, but, at times, I find that hard to do! I guess I need a log cabin in the woods to write. And how about we toss in a typewriter while we're at it. I wonder if that will motivate me, tp go totally old school. Don't you ever wonder what it was like to clunk out a whole novel on a typewriter? Well, not that I'm a relic or anything, but I do remember in grade school, I had to either hand write all my papers and stories I turned in OR bust out the fancy machinery (the typewriter) for extra points. I also remember handwritten letters I would mail to my family in Trinidad, and the Atari game system. Oh, yea!
I've pretty much failed at NaNoWriMo this year, so, meh ... at least I got to 6,000 words, and the same darn thing (as described previously) happened to me! The story was flowing like the Nile, then came to a screeching halt. I'm an editor as well as a writer, so I constantly want to stop and re-read, stop and re-read. I can't shut it off. The good thing about NaNoWriMo is that it gets you in the groove of writing every day, which I do anyway, but it adds a little boost to the process. Don't be shy! Share you November writing success story here. =)