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?
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
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):