Tuesday, September 4, 2012


So, here I am sitting in front of my keyboard staring at my current "in-progress" books. Over the past month or so, I've added words to 4 of them. I know that most people suffer from writer's block, but what do you do when you have too much information in your head and you can't figure out how to productively channel it all?

I mean, I've got solid ideas that I feel compelled to get onto digital paper...I just can't prioritize them!

I don't know what's up with my muse. Maybe she's been partying too much or something. If she could simply make up her damn mind, I might be able to get something done. As is, I'm making progress on all 4 books, but it is really slllooooowwwww progress. Sure, I'd love to be able to finish 4 books within the same month, but I don't want to wait a year or more to do it.

I was actually doing pretty good on Cierra. Good focus for at least a week. Then, I listened to an audio book at work and suddenly I started thinking about a different project. I started thinking about it so much that now I can't think about Cierra anymore! On top of that, I feel my own internal pressure to get the next Striker book done. It has been a while, after all, since Shirakuh was finished.

And then, of course, there is the Faerie Tale. The cursed Faerie Tale that seems to be the bane of my very sanity. I've nearly resolved myself to the notion that it will never be completed, and I would do better to just shove the whole thing into a drawer and try to forget about it.

Did I mention that I started writing a musical?

Seriously, what's up with this muse? I think she's on drugs.

So, if anyone has any suggestions...I'm all ears.

1 comment:

  1. I've noticed that when i let my muse run free, i never finish anything. I have unfinished arrangements, incomplete video games, and a story or two that lie still, awaiting the attention of my muse. Maybe a 20% time approach, like google, would help - every five days, do whatever your muse tells you, but every other time force yourself to work on the project du jour. If something irresistable occurs to you, summarize it in a quick sentence or two in a slush pile document on the work days, or go nuts on the 20% days. I dunno, seems to work for me on occasion