Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Beautiful, blah day

Despite the wonderful weather, I'm feeling a bit blah today. I'm wondering if it has to do with having sent my story out to my mentor. Now all I have to do is wait and imagine how much she is hating it. :)

In an effort to get over my funk and to keep productive, I was thinking I could:
  • Think about the next story I want to write (though my next submission will be a revision of my first story, so I don't have a real push to get another started immediately)
  • Think about, gulp, a novel idea I'm throwing around. I decided to abandon my first novel idea (sadly) when I realized it didn't really have enough drama, action, whatever you want to call it to sustain a whole book. It's now the short story I recently handed in. This newer idea *could* work, I think. Though I have no idea where it's going and I really need to get to know my characters. Maybe I'll work on that in these few days of downtime between submssions.
As you can probably see, I'm not too good with downtime. I'm trying to work on that. I
just have a hard time letting myself relax without feeling bored or unproductive.
Anyhoo... don't want this post to be too much of a therapy session! I'm off to Starbucks to
journal away my lunch hour. I know they're a big evil corporation, but something about
their stores is just soothing. Best Blogger Tips


January said...

I feel the same way about Starbucks. Hope to get away later and write a poem tonight.

Sounds like you have a lot of options. Hope you decide to post your writings so we can see you at work.

January said...
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January said...

Sorry to post, delete, and post again. I have a new laptop with a sensitive keyboard.

TI said...

HI Bug. I'm joining you in a beautiful blah day. First day back to "work" from vacation, but not feeling motivated to start anything. I have decided to fill the void with errands, and then do some reading for the next submission. Have a good one.

DJPare said...

What's the novel idea about, ya big tease?

FatCharlatan said...

Hang in there, Bug...and start working on that novel! :)

Bug said...

Thanks everyone! And Jan--your post/deletes are making me look very popular! DJ, I need to get it straighter in my head before I share. (And adding suspense is a good thing for writers, no? ;)