Thursday, October 18, 2007


I'm stuckI'mstuckI'mstuck! BLAAAH!

I'm about to start Chapter Seven, and since I had to turn my old Chapter One into Chapter Six, because my CP didn't like my Chapter One (and I thought not enough happened in it either), I've written a new Chapter One that I'm not sure I like, and I hate it when it feels like the whole freaking project is just falling down around my ears! And I thought it was good and now I think it stinks.

This is why I can NOT take time away from a project in the first half. I totally lose it all and I don't feel like getting it back.

(Oh, and yesterday's post was #300.)


kirsten saell said...

I just noticed I'm on page 69 of my current WIP, and the Bill S. Preston, Esquire in me just doesn't want to go past it.

Sixty-nine, dude!

I prescribe my own perfect solution to your dilemma. Get roaring drunk. Then, when you wake up tomorrow and the problem's still there, you won't care because your head hurts too much.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

December/Stacia said...

But I do that every night already.

kirsten saell said...

Me too!

Charles Gramlich said...

Sometimes I feel this way about stuff that is done and published. Writing is a nasty business.

Demon Hunter said...

If a project stifles me, I move on to another, and when I come back to it, I can finish it. Maybe you should try that, December. :*)

Robyn said...

Happy 300! Or 301, as the case may be.

Eighth Wand looks delectable!

December/Stacia said...

Lol, Charles, I'm always looking back at my published stuff and thinking it sucks and was I insane to think that shit was decent? It never stops, does it.

That works for me sometime, DH, but at the moment I don't have any other projects, lol. I did manage to get moving again, so it should go smoothly for a little bit at least. I know what the next two scenes are, at least, so that's 3k or so I can get in smooth.

Thanks Robyn! I hope people like it. I can't decide if I do or not. On some levels I love it. On others? *shrug* It's a terrible thing to say about my own work, but I don't think I'll be writing about the Fae again. I just don't seem able to grasp them the way I do vamps. (This is why I don't write shifters either.)

Vicki said...

When I get really stuck I write another scene (or two, okay maybe three) that I know is going in the book further down the road. I keep a scene folder and that's where it goes. This usually stops the writers block and once those scenes are written I usually know where I need to go in the place I was stuck.

I'm not sure if that will help or not but it does work for me.

Camille Alexa said...

And I thought it was good and now I think it stinks.

I know that one. Usually, I like it again later. Sometimes, I like it an awful, awful lot. Go figure.