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Hey all!

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!!!!
Dawn 🙂

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