Trying To Get Back

For the past two years all I have thought about is writing. I have one manuscript finished waiting to be picked up for revisions and a few that are half ass because I can’t seem to get my groove on.  The voices in my head are driving me insane, but lately I couldn’t bring myself to sit down and write for a few hours.  Deciding a couple of weeks ago to take a break from everything was a no brainer, I needed it. I attempted to stay away form the Internet,  stayed away from writing and even reading which was harder to do since not having something to read sends me into withdrawals.  My problem wasn’t that I didn’t want to write, it’s that I have too much to write. See in my head I have a dozen people talking to me, and trying to get to know each of them got to be too much. So I am trying to focus on one thing at a time. Last week I gave myself a break, cleared my mind, took a few deep breathes and now I am back —I think.
Instead of jumping right into the writing though, I have decided to go back to the half ass WIPS and see if they can still be salvaged.  I mean, these manuscripts are well worth salvaging, some of which have words counts of 25,000 to 65,000, those could very well be novels in the next few months…
How many stories are in your head? Better yet, how many half ass WIPS are sitting in your hard drive? I have four, can you beat that?
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5 thoughts on “Trying To Get Back

  1. Welcome back.
    I have one finished book, well, I might have to tear up the beginning now to get anyone to look at it, but it was finished.
    Three stories that I have actually started work on.
    And at least 10 word documents with three or four sentences about stories I would love to tell one day.
    Right now, there is no one in my head. Not even me!
    They tell me it comes back.

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  2. Glad you're back in the groove.

    The only WIP on my hard drive is the one I'm working on (deadline approaching). If stories don't work for whatever reason, I give up on them and they vanish, never to be seen again.

    Stories in my head? I have dozens of those. 🙂

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  3. I have one that I'm trying to squeeze out and I hate to admit it, but it is a half asses piece. Maybe 'cause it's nano or perhaps I'm just not interested anymore. Who knows? I hate to leave it at 67k. So, I am going to fight through it good or bad, just to say I got 'er done. Good luck with yours.

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  4. My head is always filled with voices, but only some of them belong in my writing – the rest is sheer madness. (Lucky me, I guess. ^^)

    At the moment, I do have the WIP/revision people, plus some character pushing her way to the front for a story where I don't know whether I can write it, and a couple waiting for their time (who might fit in with the pushy-person story, we'll see). Plus the occasional short story and voices I cannot quite make out… here's to more madness!

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