Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Looking For A Way Around The Block

It was a busy Wednesday for me, so much so that I didn't get to set down to blogging like I'd planned to earlier today. But there's still 50 minutes to go before midnight and therefore my resolution is still intact.

I've been thrown for a loop by Brimstone, the Pendergast novel that I've started reading tonight. Pendergast has tea with a character that was supposedly from The Cabinet of Curiosities, two books prior to Brimstone. I don't remember her at all and I have a very, very good memory when it comes to things I read. I've been completely thrown for a loop and I've appealed to Patrick for help. Maybe I just missed her.

A good deal of my thought this past week has gone toward my writing career. Since I'm unemployed, I do have some time to focus on it. I'm caught at an awkward point between novels. With The Crownless King I wrote something very intensely personal and with a character that had a great build toward becoming a hero. I want to write something like that again. But everything can't be like that, can it?

Blood & Steel is about 75% completed (first draft, that is). However, I feel like I kind of lost the thread of the story somewhere, as if I stopped listening to Sam tell me his story and started filling it in with my own. I haven't been able to recapture the feel that I had for it.

I guess this is what you would call Writer's Block. Any thoughts on how to get around it?

1 comment:

  1. dude, I don't write fiction, fo. shore. but when I get writers block I tend to just spew on to a page and then go back and evaluate. Sometimes theres a small gem in there somewhere. :)