Archive | April 8, 2010

Bad Blogger

I know I’ve been a terrible blogger recently, but I’ve got a few excuses up my sleeve:  We’ve just had a long weekend and I’m not good at blogging over weekends; I’ve got a terrible cold which is making me feel really rough and uninspired; and I’ve got some stuff going on in my private life that’s also make me feel uninspired.  Sucky it all comes at the same time.

I’ve been trying hard to take my mind of everything with working on my writing course.  I’m not sure if it’s a good idea, but I’m trying.  There’s a small 150 word section I’ve been stuck on for a week or so, which I finally got done yesterday.  I’m about 99% away from being happy with it, but at least I’ve got a base – something to work on.

Apparently my dad used to say to my mum (back in the day when they were together) that she did her best painting when depressed.  She thinks I should work on writing because of it.  Hmmm.  Not sure if the same could be said for writing.  The problem is I’m still not working on anything substantial.  Well, except the writing course.  So really I could do that.

I need to do (another) short story for it.  I was going to use the one I started for a Fiction Friday a few weeks ago about a forgotten birthday, but I read the guidelines for the particular magazine I will be aiming for, and found it is unsuitable.  Damn.  I’ve got another one in mind, so will probably polish that one up. 

I really need to learn how to make stories from my head, not from a prompt I find on the internet, or some where else.  I’ve read lots of writers saying their ideas come from everywhere – people talking, things they see, etc, etc, but I don’t seem to have trained my brain that way yet. 

Maybe I should go back to the first section of the writing course  where I had to do some observing in public places.  I guess though, as long as I’m getting ideas from somewhere and turning them into stories, it’s all good. 

I added a widget to the side of my profile today with links to all the fiction I’ve posted.  I did not realise how many times I’ve done Fiction Friday.  12 times.  Wow.  From what I can find, I’ve posted 14 pieces of writing I’ve done on here.  All this from a girl who’s way too scared to show people her writing.  Hmm.  Maybe not any more eh?! 

Ok, that’s about as much creativity as my brain can handle today.