Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Writing Right Now

I've been dragging my feet on finishing Galactic Game for submission. It is not that I don't like the story--I love it. Mostly it is because I have a low energy level and final editing takes concentration! I get off work, come home, nap, do my exercises...flake out or read a book. Next week I increase my work day, so we'll see how that goes. I'm 4.5 weeks post surgery so went back to work a little early. Some days are better than others, and some nights I don't sleep well so there is no point in getting all stressed out about writing progress at this point.


I decided to give myself a break and work on my synopsis for Starlander 2. A few nights ago I had a very visual, memorable dream that added a significant amount to the story...and changed the hero. I am adding it to what I had and then see if I like it.

5 comments:

  1. Just another thought: After I had surgery it took me several weeks to be able to focus enough to write. I also heard the same thing from another writer friend. Good luck! You'll get your motivation back.

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  2. Yes, I had the same experience Alexa is talking about after my surgery.

    I like your plan. Go easy on yourself and take your easing back into it.

    ((HUGS))

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  3. Wow! A dream that changes the hero! Now that's creative.

    I think you are doing well under the circumstances.

    Hey, I'm having trouble myself doing edits (does take tons of energy) and I haven't had surgery!

    Can't wait to hear about that scene.

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  4. I thought prior to the surgery I would get something significant done, but I didn't count on the exhaustion. Under normal circumstances I am not a napper at all--it is easier to get by on a few hours sleep than to take a nap(or try to nap). So the actual sound asleep naps on the couch with my dog finally gave me a clue!

    Kaye--maybe you could beta my synopsis when i have it done. My plan is to plan more, rewrite less.

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  5. Have to agree with everyone else. Take it easy. If you force your writing, it won't be your best.

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