I'm almost finished making my line edit corrections. At the same time, I'm thinking about the book I'm supposed to be writing. Wondering if I'll ever get into that groove where I know what my characters want and what they will do. Where every scene flows logically and I'm not sitting there going, “Uh, now what?” Man, I can't wait for that to happen.
Hasn't happened yet. *sigh* Partially, I'm distracted by the holidays and the preparations. My tree is decorated, my mantel is done, and my dining room table is mostly there. I have the poinsettias out, Sam the Snowman is in the front yard, and all that's really left are the lights on the house. Hopefully, that'll get done this week. Because if it doesn't, we're running out of time. We'll get them up in time to take them down. Not too much fun, really.
So, I'm staring at the WIP and trying to use the Force on the characters. Get busy, you two! Emote for me! We need some interesting, compelling, and amazing things going on. Isn't a forced marriage and a secret baby enough?! You'd think.
It makes me think of something Jane Porter said over on her blog. I'm paraphrasing, but she said that writing was like trying to wring water out of a mostly dry dishtowel. That's where I am at the moment. *sigh*
What's on your mind? Any interesting tricks or tips for getting the words flowing again?
No tips, but please post when you find out how to make it happen.
I think I’m almost finished with Christmas prep. The house is decorated. I just have to buy one more gift and then get them all wrapped. But that one last gift is proving to be a problem. It’s a Wii game. ‘Nuff said.
Hey, Marilyn! I’ve found Wii stuff on Amazon — have you tried there? WalMart still had the console in stock too, so maybe they have the game?
If I learn the secret to making the characters start talking to me, I’ll let you know. I think I hear a whisper, but nothing definite yet….
I’ve trolled the internet all morning and this particular game is not in stock anywhere. Currently I’m high bidder on a new one on eBay. Keep your fingers crossed. I have X amount I’m willing to pay. If I can’t find one before Christmas, I’ll just give them a Target gift card and they can buy one after Christmas.
throws hands in the air
I’ve done all I can do.
I can’t imagine how hard line edits must be, Lynn. Hang in there. Your characters will start ringing bells in your head before you know it. 😉 I don’t have any tips for you though. Sometimes you just have to plug away until the muse sparks.
I did all my decorating last Thursday because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any lifting after that. But now I have so much shopping to do. Christmas list? Not even close to being done.