Monday, July 11, 2011

Life gets in the way

You know those times when the universe itself seems to conspire against your writing goals?  Yeah, well, I'm there.  I'm trying to get through the first round of revisions on my WIP which I finished last JUNE!  Over a year ago and I'm still revising it.

Lots of life happened between then and now.  I had a baby.  I moved across two states.  I revised another novel and sent it to an agent (still waiting for word on that by the way, but that's okay by me because life is a little crazy right now). I had a good two months where I was getting in some quality writing time. And now I'm moving back to the state that I moved away from nine months ago, but really that's the best thing that's happened to me and my family in a long time.  In fact, I'm so excited to be moving back I (almost) don't mind the packing.

Once again, however, this poor WIP that can't seem to get off the ground is just going to have a wait a little longer, which is frustrating to me.  I feel like my writing muscles are getting all weak and flabby.  I'm hoping once the move is done I'll have a chance to really work them out and get this WIP revised already.

How about you guys?  Any big changes that are keeping you from working out those writing muscles?

P.S. 100 Followers!!!!! Hooray!  Welcome to all you new folks.  Thanks for helping me get to 100!


Old Kitty said...

Goodness, you're moving again but this time to a happier place! Yay for you!!

I just know once all is settled you'll get back into your writing flow. I guess all these life changes had to happen first so that you'd get your equilibrium back. I always say, if I'm not happy with whatever, I can't write or be creative. Once happy inside and out, the writing mojo returns!

Good luck and all the best! take care

Talli Roland said...

Wow, you've had loads going on - what a year! I'm sure once you're settled and able to concentrate again, the words will fly off the page.

Sophia Richardson said...

Congrats on 100 followers, and good luck with the move back home!

The Las Vegas Writer said...

I just wrote a post about taking your time. Even though you finished the book last year, you want to make sure you do it right :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

Congrats on 100 followers!

Don't worry, your mojo (muscle?) will come back when things calm down. Don't stress! The book will always be there, ready when you are.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

oh man, i hear that. I'm trying SO HARD to get the first draft of my WIP done by august, but man, real life just keeps getting in the way.

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IM follower 102. LIke your blog!

Jessie Humphries said...

Girl! I'm in your club... is this where the cool kids hang out?