I have ideas...I have even written them down
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Well, that about sums it up. I have a plotline for the next chapter of my story Capacity. I have a good idea, what happens, the twists, the fighting, the possibility of making withthe nasty for someone.

And, yet, I sit in front of the 'puter and check my email, take silly quizzes, various other things. But no writing. Almost none. I haven't even worked on the novel I'm supposed to have done before my kid goes to school.

I suck. I know hat I want Mal, Zoe, Wash, Kaylee, Jayne, Simon and River(and Xiaofan and Ruby) to do. I just can't seem to make it happen on the page.

This may sound like I am shamelessly looking for a pat on the back...

Well, I am. A nice, "We've all been there, Hun. You'll get through it." That's what I'm looking for. And I was hoping my fellow Browncoats wouldn't let me down.

It's been a month and a half, and I *just* came up with the new outline. I'm in hell.


Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:32 PM


I really wish there was a tablet for writer's block - if I could invent one I'd make a fortune! Unfortunately, you just have to work through it. Have you ever tried free writing? Sorry if I'm just duplicating something you already know, but basically you just type. Anything. Start with a single sentence, maybe one you've liked in someone else's work. Imagine another character's response to that. Don't try to fit it into your storyline, that's not what it's for. Of course, you might find that what you have written will work in another tale, or maybe there's just another sentence, or section of dialogue, that you really like. Then save it. Truth is, I've written whole stories like that, simply because I've taken a single sentence ...

And you know, the truth is, you are writing. You wrote this blog. Now it's just a single step further ... and all great adventures start with a single step.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:08 PM


Are we creatively linked? You just described me. I have a least 4 fics and 2 originals floating around in my head, but getting them written is torture.

I have started participating in some of the text-based RPGs on this site and that has helped, because you only need to crank out small chunks at a time (plus it is a hoot!).

I have managed to write out 30 some pages of stuff for one of my originals, even though I have some serious re-writes to do. At least it's something.

Keep trying.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 8:06 PM


Just sit down and start writing,,,something, anything and hopefully it'll start to flow again.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 6:30 PM


i waiting with baited breath, but I can wait until you are ready' :))

Saturday, August 16, 2008 6:22 PM


Just sit and write even if it sucks. You can always change it later. I get writer's block all the time. I sometimes write an outline or sometimes just start with one scene and see where it goes. If it's been a month and half you should start with a summary of what's happened up to now. Maybe that will get you started. I even do that if it's only been a week between chapters. Above, know how the story will end. Once you have the ending fixed in your mind, then you'll know how to get there. Just think of it as a trip. You know where you want to go, so you plan how to get there. Hope that helps.


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