Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Slump

I've hit a slump.  I'm not sure where it came from, but it's hit me.  I haven't been writing as regularly as I was for the last ten months, I've missed a couple days here and there of writing, even into the Brain Dump.

At least I think it's a slump.  I feel unmotivated, but it's not for everything, just for that middle grade fantasy that's been calling me, that I'm avoiding a major overhaul of.  I did start yesterday.  I added a whopping 200 or so words.  That's not a lot, but it's more than nothing, more than I'd added to it over the past few weeks, anyway.

I've written a couple poems, free style and lune both. I typed on he olde Olympia typewriter and posted it to IG.  A nice political one that I wrote back in April that fits today (give me a follow on IG: @ErikAmmon13) as well.

So maybe I'm not in a total slump, just a bit of a temporary set back.

I did write my monthly SFD for 12x12, putting me at 17 or 18 SFDs for the year, though two have fleshed out quite nicely and have potential.

Like I said, I've written some poems, and some words for the MG story, so I'm progressing.  This is also my second post in a week :)

Must just be a temporary set back.  A hurdle to get over, and I'm just about there.

I hope you've been clearing your hurdles.  What do you do to get out of slumps?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Massive editing of a WIP

A few weeks ago my son was at a music camp at Lebanon Valley College (an absolutely beautiful school!).  Instead of driving back and forth over an hour, I decided I would hang out in the library (where else??) and work on a major editing of what I have of the framework for a middle grade fantasy.  I'd mentioned this in my last post, last month- it's the 31,000 word MS I wrote in March/April.  I was able to use a private room, with big windows, a large table, comfortable chairs, outlets and a HUGE whiteboard to work on!  Overall it was a success and I know what I need to work on next!  Here are some pics (whoops...I only had two):