Soundtrack: Pop Goes the World by Gossip
Words: ...status pending?
I am not finished yet.
Yesterday I hung out by a campfire, sang along to Disney songs and stained my skin with charcoal and sand. It was very fun. Oh yes, convincing enthusiasm, no?
Ha-ha. Anyways, it's been hot out and the sun has thankfully been patient enough to let me sleep in until noon the past two days. All this time I've done very little writing.
In case you didn't know, I'm going to a writing camp this summer with my friend, a poet. I've also recently decided to wake up at 8:00 (oh my god, how is that physically possible?) at least three days a week to write in the morning, something I've never tried before because quite frankly, I'm ridiculously lazy. And, something that I haven't really said, I've largely given up on my ex-WIP. We had a pretty passionate week but now it's over.
This is the part where some mysterious cast member jumps out from backstage and says, "Or is it?"
I really like this story and I really want it to be finished. That might not sound like a big deal but for me, she who finishes nothing, it really would be. One problem? My main character has literally no personality. She's all over the place, and I'm having a really hard time deciding if I want her to be a shy bookworm, a cultured artist, a fierce older sister or something in between. Ugh.
All I wanted to say in this post is that I've been largely avoiding writing. Sure, I can blog about writing, read books on it, talk about it till I have nothing to say but if I don't do any actual writing, I'm never going to get any better.
And yes, it did take me this long to really figure that out :)
I'm having one of those weirdly life affirming moments--while sitting on the couch, watching the MMVAs (Much Music Video Awards). Not exactly the best setting for an OMGWTF moment. Better luck next time.
How are things going with you? I'm so amazed by people who can write steadily, a bit each day--or at least have a regular writing routine--and not get totally sick of it. How do you do it?
PS: For a seriously inspirational shot to the arm, check out weheartit.com for pictures with stories that just beg to be told.