OK, so this past Wednesday was the first Are You Writing Now? post. It was kinda successful. Besides me and Gwen, only one other person posted for it, so that was a bummer. But Gwen and I had a good number of commenters (more on Gwen's posts than mine) and we had another person sign up, so overall, I am pleased.
I set my goals: Get Being Vampire and my new Influence short finished. I was hoping to get writing today, but my bestie, Vic was meeting the love of his life, my writing buddy, Daniel, today, so I was quite distracted and glued to twitter like it was a soap opera - a happy soap opera. Anyways, once everyone was calmed down, dinner ate, and an impromptu nap taken, I fired up Word to start on my goals.
I can not write!
Seriously, I can't. For the life of me I can't figure out what words come next. I am stuck and have been stuck for the past two weeks. Mind you, I didn't write much the past two weeks due to my surgery and a cold I got, but I'm better now! I'm ready to write. So why can't I figure out Being Vampire? Or the Influence short? Neither one I have any idea what words go where. I know how the stories go, I can see the scenes in my head, but as soon as I open the Word documents, everything goes *POOF*
It's so frustrating because I'm so close to the end, and I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself. I know that's a sure way to shut my muse down. But it doesn't seem to matter because she'd gone missing anyways. The only thing I can think of is putting the story on the back burner. Forgetting about it and focusing on other stories that I have finished. Maybe some editing and rewriting will coax my muse out of hiding. (Maybe Being Vampire just isn't a good story and deep down I know it.) I'm getting so annoyed and irritated with myself. What do I do aside from banging my head against the wall?