As a writer, you go through ups and downs of writing. Sometimes I’m chomping at the bit to get home to my computer. I’ve even jotted down an idea on a sticky note and stuff it in my purse OR I’ve pulled over on the side of the road to type up a note on my phone.
But what happens when you stare at a blank page?
It’s happened to all of us a time or two. I have all the ideas stirring in my head but when I open my computer it’s like I forgot everything I had originally thought of.
I’ve successfully published one book, working on edits for book 2, and books 3, 4, and even 5 have all been started. So how do I pick one to keep my focus?
I don’t know. If you have a great idea, I’d love to hear it. Writing urges flip from one book to the next for me.
Back to blank pages….
The first book I wrote start to finish. It was a sequence of events that I wrote in order as it happened. Not too bad. Book two I wrote the beginning and the end and had to fill in a little bit in the middle… but primarily, again, I wrote start to finish.
HOWEVER….. these other books are a hot mess. I’ll get a whim of an idea and start typing. Random chapters are all over the place in these books and there is no rhyme or reason to where they need to fit into the story. And I have all these b l a n k p a g e s in between. What needs to go there, I often think to myself. How should I transition?
I’m still learning and it’s a lot of figuring-it-out-along-the-way, but even if it’s slow progress… it’s progress.
Hoping to fill these blank pages with words very soon!