148. End of the month slump?

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I've hit a bit of a slump the last day or two. The words aren't coming as easily as they were before I got sick last week. I did write so much this month, maybe my mind is telling me I needed a break. Either that or my mind is elsewhere. As much as I try not to watch the continuing coverage of Katrina, I keep finding my attention going back to my television, watching the news. My heart breaks seeing the coverage and hearing the stories of people that are now fighting for their lives. Yes, you have to wonder if they made the right decision staying in the area. However, what's done is done. You can't play what if ...

At least not in this case. Playing what if is what we do as writer's. What if this character said this or did that? However, when it comes to real life what if doesn't help. Yes, I know we all do it. I've playing the what if game myself with something personal the last day or two, but I know I can't do that because it just makes me worry if I made the right decision or not. If I didn't, then what will be will be.

Today I put out my latest completed short for critique over at my new critique group. Submitting something, even for critique, is not easy for me. I always wonder about it until someone reads and gets back to me. Does it suck? Once it goes through critique I plan to submit it. Have the market in mine. I just want some more eyes to read it before I send it out. I don't know if I'll get any writing done today. My mind is so not even focused right now, and it hasn't been the last couple of days. Maybe that will change tonight. I guess I will have to wait and see.

Have a great day everyone.

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

Maybe your mind is telling you it's time for a break to refill the well. I feel like that sometimes, and just taking a complete break helps.

Kelly Parra said...

It's true. Sometimes I go straight into a lot of writing, then I drain myself and become unable to focus for a week or so. It's natural! =D

Gina said...

Thanks Suzanne and Kelly! I figured it was time for a mini-break, so I'm taking it, unless something needs doing.

kacey said...

hm, end of the month slump. I like that. Well, refill the well and hit back at it hard.

Gina said...

That's the plan, Kacey!

Amie Stuart said...

Everyone goes through that does it suck-itis. *g*
I do believe that part of the reason (I haven't written in two days) is just so much bad energy floating around. I don't mean bad as BAD; I mean (from a spiritual angle) the anger, hurt, angush, suffering, the frustration literally floating around out there in the universe. Maybe I shouldn't write before coffee.

 
 
 
 
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