ROMANTIC WOMEN'S FICTION . . . WITH A PARANORMAL TWIST . . .

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The melting of brain matter....

Have you seen the latest "Hulu" commercial? It just cracks me up. Has the guy from Rescue Me talking and he says to get on our bliggity blogs and faceyspaceys and twitterpitter and tell people about it. Too funny!!!

I'm feeling writer's guilt lately. No writing has come from me at all. Recital is over, thank God, so I can't blame that. Kitchen continues along, but I can't really blame that either. I've just been...non-writerly. I've been playing on Facebook and the utterly stupid "Sorority Life" on Facebook which has most ridiculously sucked me in. It's really lame, avoid at any cost because it will invade your brain and force you to spend obnoxious amounts of precious time planning how to score brownie points from the House Mom and fighting rivals to gain influence points. How can I possibly get across how this thing will turn your brain to goo? Ugh. Of course, I'm going back in there tonight. You know I am. My energy points will be back up and I can plan an off campus bash. It's sick. It really is.

So anyway, I haven't been writing, and it's EATING at me. I'm missing my first book, and thinking I need to revamp my query and start over with that. And I'm jonesing to get into my newest project again, but I'm fighting the middle. In that, I mean the outline process. I can't proceed with the writing part if I don't have a direction to mold what's happening now toward what will happen then. I know the beginning. I know the end. The middle is jacking with me!!

Okay....on a completely separate note.... watched "Taken" last night. OH MY GOD. Such a good movie and I highly recommend it. Especially to parents of teens. Oh wow oh wow oh wow. Very intense. Very graphic. Very real. And will rip your heart out. But in today's world, teenage girls need to see this. The world out there is not pretty, there's so much evil under the surface just waiting to pounce on innocence and naivety. And Liam Neeson is fantastic. Everyone should have a dad like that.

Have to get back to my paying job now. Rrrrrr.

6 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

I haven't been writing anything, either, and it really doesn't bother me. Why? Because I just DON'T CARE. Ha! I know that sounds harsh, but my brain has been completely sucked dry by the divorce and everything else. I have no motivation or energy to write. I know it will come back in time, but right now, I'm just letting myself be.

Travis Erwin said...

I've actually started to regain my writer's legs this week. Sure they are rewrites but I am excited about my novel again so that is a plus.

Sharla said...

Melissa, I feel ya girl. Life will do that. You'll get your pen going again when it needs to! That's what I'm feeling now. I'm needing to.

Travis, that's cool! Getting pumped about it again is always motivating!

Rebecca Nazar said...

What is it with middles? Mine keep changing, just when I think I've got it nailed . . .

May I suggest flash fiction? There's not much middle to mess with. I write a piece or two when my short stories are jacking with me.

Gotta see "Taken" now.

T. Anne said...

Sometimes I just jump into my new WIP. It takes the edge off.

colbymarshall said...

I know what you mean about writer's guilt...until tonight, I hadnt written a word for 2 weeks. Damn, I'm lazy.