In January, I was in full steam ahead writing-mode. I honestly believed I could finish book number two by the end of April. I was writing with a confidence I had never felt before, and it was a fantastic feeling. Unfortunately, my purple patch fizzled out about 3 weeks ago as the Coronavirus shit really began to hit the fan.
Perhaps I had been blinkered up to that point? Hoping Covid-19 would just go away.
Now just doesn’t feel like the right time to be writing a murder mystery spoof. So, it’s not actually the curse of the writer’s block that is to blame; it’s the Coronavirus Curse. The inability to focus on the writing that I love.
I intend to be more organised than I was the first time around. This time I will plan my new novel before I write a single word.
Writing a Blog is one thing, but writing a book is a totally different ball game and at times it can be a very lonely one. I should know, I am 14 Chapters into my Work In Progress. I am completely alone, wrestling with those exasperating characters at all hours […]
I have been awake for most of the night, but I am pleased to report that it was for all the best reasons! No tossing, turning and staring blankly at the ceiling in frustration. No. None of that. Several hours of a great an outpouring of words that have […]
I love the Malorie Blackman quote we posted earlier today about writing from the heart, because that is what it is all about. I have written on a freelance basis for years, since writing a weekly satirical column for a local rag in my early twenties. I have co-authored two, serious, […]
Yeah … I guess you are all thinking that I have dropped off the face of the earth … yet again. This bad blogger has drifted off into cyberspace without a by-your-leave and so soon after I blogged promising that I would never to let Lost Blogs drift […]
During a five-minute car journey, my head is alive with plot twists and conflicts, but after rushing home and sitting in front of the keyboard, the big freeze takes over my brain.
“AHHHHGGGGGGGHH!!!! I can’t do it, can’t do it!” The cat sat in the mat … it wasn’t a rat … “0h God I hate this!” “Cassie will you write something for me? Pleeeaaazzzzze?” … “O.K. The dog sat on the cat. What do you think of that?!” “OK […]
Maya Angelou – 4th April 1928 to May 28th 2014 “What I try to do is write. I may write for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that is that, not a rat.’ And it might be just the most boring and awful stuff. But I […]
I seem to be having problems with my palabras and I am in a panic. I am more than capable of churning out a 1000 words a day and generally after a day’s work. I may stay up most of the night to achieve it but I get […]