I recently finished a project I’ve been working on. Due to juggling various responsibilities it took me a few months to pound out a little over 18k. I’ve sent it off to some volunteer readers to get some input and I’m doing my best to wait patiently.
The problem came the day after I sent it off: I had nothing to work on. My brain felt like jello so I took a day off. The next day I couldn’t really bring myself to do much beyond stare at the screen so I took another day to relax. Today was day three and I started to get worried.
Yes, I had just finished a project I’d been writing for three months but I needed to do some writing. If not writing I needed to do something creative to keep the gears from locking up.
That’s my version of Peter Rabbit. I have dreams of being a comic book artist. There are a lot of ideas that I have that would work in a more visual media. Problem being that I’m about six years of hard practice from doing anything half-way decent. I’ve considered working out a sprite sheet for the pixel guys but that’s beyond my skill currently. It’s still something I’m trying to figure out.
Well, today after looking at the blank Word page for a while I started cycling through my ‘Cool Pictures’ folder for inspiration. I was thinking of doing an exercise for writing. Pull up a picture, write the scene or story that comes to mind. After going through three or four of them I deleted the drivel I had forced on the page and just started writing.
It worked 🙂
I’ve got almost 1600 words in the first chapter and it feels good.
Lesson of the day: When all else fails, get to writing.