Current Project: Practically Dead
Current Streak: 1 day
Days writing record: 6 days

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Lizard ate my Tortoise!

Well, at least...he chewed off a leg.

I read a very interesting post today about how the lizard stops us from writing.

WAIT! - Please don't leave, hear me out.

The lizard loves fear, writers block and excuses. Of which I have an abundance...

I am terrified of rejection.
Can't write a single word when I pick up my pen.
And should really wait until I finish work or go on holidays before I sit down to do this again.

This year so far has been a write off...completely and utterly. So, I have a new plan.


It seems stupid and completely unproductive but my new goal is 500 words a week.

Starting right now!

I am NOT going to think about the fact that on that method it will take 2 years to write one draft, I am hoping for rhythm.

Rhythm is what I want right now and if that rhythm comes in the form of 500 words a week, so be it.

I am partially throwing the "structure" of my stories out the window and reverting back to my old ways of flying by the seat of my pants, because ever since I started thinking that I needed to plan everything down to the last detail, I stopped writing.

I am NOT and organised person, I am a chaotic and creative WRITER.

And tonight I will be playing Sims 3 <<< Damn you, stupid lizard


  1. I totally understand what you are going through...remember the three year book blogging phase. You'll get there. :)

  2. J. Kaye - Hopefully, thank you :)