Monday, November 7, 2011

The Muse I left behind

     It's been two weeks since we’ve been back from our once in a life time trip to California and I'm having a hard time getting back to my daily life, especially in my writing.

     Before I left, I had been spitting out 2000 to 3000 flowing words per day, losing myself in the story and enjoying where it was going. Now, I can't seem to cough out a single word and not from lack of trying or wanting.

     I decided to take a break and read to get inspired. Sometimes reading beautifully structured sentences gets my mind in the right mood to create my own. I read through Becca Fitzpatrick’s Crescendo and Silence in the matter of days. Amazing story that kept me glued to the pages. Although it's motivated me to want to write, the mental block still persists. I've been using the downtime to do some online research to help me hone my craft, but what I truly want is to find the muse I left behind before I left for California.
     I realize this is something that many writers suffer through, and it’s happened to me before. I know I will move past this eventually, but it's hard to accept when you sit down to write, and you desperately want to lose yourself in the momentum of your words, but your fingers just can't seem to type a single sentence that makes sense. The idea is right there, at the forefront of your mind, but nothing is happening.

     Many blogs posts have been dedicated to this very topic. Many offer tips and tricks that have worked for them, but for me, I know I can't force it. The best I can do is continue to read, research and learn everything I can that could be of use to my writing, and hope that the wall breaks down soon.

     Until then, If you see me lurking through your blog's writing tips and experiences, say hi.


  1. Don't give up! It'll eventually come back to you. :)

  2. The wall will break down "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
    E.L. Doctorow