>Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend. Some of you may have noticed due to the three days off work some received. My DH & I took a short trip to see relatives in So. Carolina and something cool happened.
Lately, I’ve had trouble connecting with my writing. I had a personal relationship go down the tubes. Very disturbing in the way it happened too. Completely threw my concentration off, as if I was having some kind of PTSD. I’d been pushing myself, trying to keep adding to my page count, only to sit and stare at the screen. A project I’d been working furiously on lost all appeal and I’d been very excited about the possibilities it could bring to my career.
Because of all that, I thought I’d use the Mem. Day wkend trip as a breather. Kick back, relax while visiting w/relatives. Forget all about writing for a couple days, and come back ready to delve into one of the projects I’ve got going.
So, I pack a synopsis to review, just in case I get the urge. Well, maybe one notebook and a couple of my favorite pens. Then I throw in my Alphasmart, becuz – y’know – the thought of being w/o anything to type on kinda makes my palms sweaty.
In the car, my DH and I talk for the first hour and a half until we’re out of Atlanta. My mind starts to wander, inventing a storyline that must be jotted down. Details, scenes, dialogue. I never get things this clearly except for one genre that I keep pushing to the back burner. I’d toyed with it once before and had a measure of success.
Maybe it’s time to give it a go. My CP says I should.
What about you? Ever seen your career as heading in one direction and then get a totally different possibility in mind that you can’t shake?
>Ever heard that comment, “write from your heart”? I tried doodling with some other genres before but never seemed to get past a couple chapters. I love to write short contemporary romance with oodles of conflict and tons of sexual tension. Trying to do anything else just goes flat. If a story grabs you that vividly. Write the hell out of it. Good luck!
>I am, Cat, I am! Thanks for the comment. 🙂
>I’m thrilled for you, Carol! Go for it! Sadly, I can’t say that’s ever happened to me. Doesn’t mean it’s not in my future, though–one can keep hoping.Hugs on the relationship that went down the tubes. Life-zapping, I know because it’s happened to me a couple times over the years. You’re such an undeniably warm, generous person–I can’t help feeling you did your best to make it work. So, don’t have any regrets. Just move on. Shake it off. Get to that writing!
>I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you Randy, but I don’t think you need it.Thanks for the hugs. I’m writing.