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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.

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Inspiration returning

I’ve now been inspired enough to do some writing 2 days in a row without MAKING myself write.  Yes, that means that I did some writing on a Sunday – do do do!  I’m still in shock myself! Very proud of myself – lets hope it’s first in a long line of writing at weekends.

I really should write about how well I did with my goals for May, but I left my book at home that had all the details.  Damn.  I’ll do it tomorrow.

I’ll also do my June goals tomorrow – I think I need last month’s results to plan this month’s goals.

I’m really excited about Thursday and Friday – I’ve got them off to do some work on my course and to get my writing ideas in order (including ‘Holiday’).  The weather is so nice at the moment, and looks like it might be then too!  I’m going to take my laptop in the garden and do some work there.  Cannot wait!

I did another bit of writing using a random word generator today.  I love them.  It’s like I don’t need to think of the beginning of a story – it will do it for me.  My words today were ‘annual’, ‘party’, ‘flip’, ‘believed’, ‘crash’.  I wrote the beginning of a story where a girl was driving to her annual work party when the car in front of her crashed and flipped down a hill.  She’s going to not be able to see it when she goes looking for it, neither will the police – therefore no one believes her!  What story would you have written from these words?  It may go on somewhere else – who knows!

Bones

I decided I was going to do some random writing today.  I found a random word generator (googled to find one) and got ‘Limb’ .  I was so upset I got a rubbish word.  Until the story of Thomas the school skeleton with a new arm came to me.  Yeah, no idea where that came from.  I should be glad my imagination is in fully working order.  Unfortunately he didn’t get to do anything more as my hangover prevented me from being able to continue – one for a later date.  I want to know what happens to him!

I always used to find it funny when writers said that (not that I’m calling myself a writer quite yet).  I thought that they (we) should know what’s going to happen in a piece of writing as it’s coming from their head.  I now know it’s just not like that.  Things can change at any point.  I read someones blog today who had thought of a way to do something, so it meant going back and changing about 1,000 words.  I would cry (I’m sure it will happen to me, and I WILL cry).  As I said yesterday, I’m not good at changing things.  Or more to the point, deciding between a couple of choices.

I’m going to try very very hard to do some writing over the weekend.  Or some of the course.  Or some reading.  When I decide which one…

Writing again

I started writing and researching an article today.  I know the research should come first, but I had a flash of inspiration so started writing.  It probably won’t be the one I send in for my assignment, but at least it’s writing, and who knows, I might use it at sometime in the future.  I see a trend here – for every assignment I’m doing more than one piece of writing.  I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all.

I’ve also started writing about my ‘future’ life, this was a suggestion by one of those help writing websites I found a while ago – write present, past and future.  I’m getting really into the friend detail and have realised I’m really excited about doing this for ‘Holiday’.  I know I’ve started this somewhere so need to find that writing and continue it.  Yay, I’m getting my buzz back.  I knew it was still there somewhere just waiting to pounce on me when I least expected it.  Or more accurately when I needed it back the most.  Yay!

The other day I did a film review.  No idea what I’d do with that, but it was quite cool to read through dozens of reviews to get a kind of idea what they do, then do one.  I’d really like to do restaurant reviews.  I’d be really good at them – having working in hospitality for years I moan and rave about places I go anyway, would be nice to get something in print about it.

Ran out of time to write anymore again (secretly happy as I have nothing else to write).  See ya!