It is hard with writing sometimes, because you do have periods where you feel flat, where nothing seems to be happening, and that is how I feel today.

Life should be good, I am proofreading, editing, writing, but there seems to be something missing, and the short story I am writing just isn’t coming together like I would like it to.  My goal is to write one a month, so I really need to keep going with it, but I really am not feeling the love!

I could start all over with a new story, but I don’t think that will work either, because there isn’t anything that I want to write about.  i suppose I could start at a different point in the story and see if that makes me more excited…

Having a sneezing fit every 10 minutes, a sore back, a garage that needs emptying so I can put fire wood in it – no wonder I feel pretty damned yucky!  Oh well, life goes on, just have to keep battling on and make a list:

1.  Finish proofreading (only have one story to go)

2. Write 500 words on my short story

3. Clean out the garage when it warms up a little (might enlist the aid of youngest son, 50c mixture goes a long way!)

4. get some editing done.

There, when you break it down like that, it doesn’t seem anywhere near as scary…

Feeling Flat
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7 thoughts on “Feeling Flat

  • March 8, 2010 at 10:31 am
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    You can do it! And if you feel like you need some ideas bounced around with the short story you’re having problems with just lemme know 🙂

    You’ll feel really good when you have that list done I reckon.

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  • March 8, 2010 at 11:19 am
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    I know exactly how you feel – that’s me at the moment. Flat. Blah.

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  • March 8, 2010 at 11:22 am
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    Well the proofreading can be crossed off the list, just finished it! Hot cross buns dough has just beeped, so better go beat it to a pulp, add fruit to half of it and get that baking!

    Then I will have a quick crack at my short story, I have an idea of where I want to start now, will be much better with it reordered, and hopefully the action will happen a little bit quicker!

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    • March 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm
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      OK, so proofreading done and although I haven’t done 500 words, I have rearranged my story, and I feel much happier about it, it will move faster now.

      I started on the garage, but need my darling husband to help me move the motorbike trailer and then I have completed that mission.

      Hot cross buns are baked, and I don’t know if I will get any editing done today, but at least I got these other things done!

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      • March 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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        I’m putting your productivity down to the fact that its a normal Monday for you, whereas I have the whole family home making it difficult to get anything done at all! I’m jealous by the way, very jealous. I want time to do stuff 🙁

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  • March 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm
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    psh, you are sounding way more motivated than me lol. I’ve managed to… um, well… get the baby into bed and reset some passwords for KW?

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  • March 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm
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    I’m putting it down to making it into smaller bit sized pieces, pieces that are small enough for me to deal with and not get too overwhelmed about :o)

    Don’t worry Cas, your day will come!

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