I’m sitting here looking at a blank screen and it’s bothering me. I have so much to do and nothing is going my way at the moment. A friend of mine just told me that her computer freaks out when she’s about to write a really good scene. My only advise to her would be to write it the old-fashioned way.
So it brings me to this question: What disrupts an author’s writing flow?
I personally was trying to write out a scene where the Heroine confronts the Villain for the first time, and it was supposed to be the tense moment where there’s a lot of shouting and anger just rolling in the air…
And the song “Call Me Maybe” was stuck in my head.
I tried everything to get it out. Meditating, yoga, show tunes, My Chemical Romance, walking away from the computer… And when I didn’t hear those saccharine sweet pop vocals in my head I sat back down and started writing!!!
Just to type the words “This is crazy, here’s my number.”
I wanted to cry. I wanted to slam my head on the table. I wanted to throw my daughter’s iPod out on to the deck….
I hit delete. And I grumbled and fussed until I finished out that scene. It wasn’t as epic as I thought but I was able to get through it.
Now the problem that I’m facing is that now that’s I’ve fought THAT fight, I don’t know what else to do! I mean, I know what scenes are next, but finding the actual words for them… that’s the challenge.
As of right now, I have no idea how I’m going to combat this interruption of Writer’s Block. But know, I’ll keep you all posted!!!
See Ya All Later!!!!