Posted tagged ‘writer’s block’

Absenteeism?

June 10, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I know that.

I don’t like the fact that I’ve not been posting things. I have things that I could put a preview up, I guess, but that just seems like baiting right now. For some reason, I just have been lacking the drive to write. Again.

I’m starting to wonder if the issue is a lack of focus. When I was first writing, I would write a blog about something that was on my mind, then get to work on my novel. That was me in a nutshell. Now, though, these are what I have going on:

No Way Back – Novel. 85k words in and suddenly dead in the water.
Wulf’s Special Mount (working title)- A short story loosely based on some RP with friends from Evony/”The Princess and the Were” from way back when.
Origins of the LoneWulf – Written but I desperately need to clean it up.
The Dreamstalker 6 – A Nightmare to End It All – Trying to close out that series.
The Gnomish Woman’s Quandary (working title) – A special request by a good WoW friend. No response to their preview is kinda holding that one back.
Stalking the Stalker (working title) – WoW-RP-based dream sequence short. I’ll save the details for later.
(Currently Untitled) – Short about what might happen if what you read or dreamed became your reality.

That’s seven different titles that I’m working on, or was before the sudden Wall-O-Blocking, and this doesn’t even count the various ideas that I keep having and have yet to even start working on a storyline! That’s obviously a lot on one person’s plate. It’s all self-imposed, I know, but I’m wondering of the amount of work I’m trying to do is causing my focus to be just outright shot.

I’m also not sleeping well thanks to World of Warcraft. More specifically, the Dragon Soul raid. My raid group is a west-coast raiding group and I’m on the east coast, meaning we don’t even get into the raid until nearly midnight! I’m focusing a lot on getting my hunter where he’s supposed to be for the raids, but in order to do that, I have to completely re-learn my rotations and stats because I have to change specs! I’m a Beast Master hunter, but right now it’s the Survival hunters that do the max damage and I’m just not adapting well. I’m doing decently if you look at my playing as a Beast Master only, but apparently there’s no comparison when looking at SV. Looks like I’m in line for a new set of gear. Again. All the theorycrafting and inspecting multiple hunter forums is exhausting when you’re trying to be all that you can to help out your guild. That and just about all of my friends are apparently west-coasters, too…

I am still here, though. I do pop on and check the submissions that come along, just not as much as I used to. I’ve met too many awesome people here to just up and disappear.

It’s quiet in this hole today…

More Writing? How About…

December 11, 2010

The oft-requested addition to The Dream-Stalkers.  This “chapter?”  The Trial of the Vampiress.  If you never read the original, it’s here, on deviantArt.  To read it there, you’ll need a deviantArt account that allows mature material. 

I know that there’s a misprint somewhere on here, but I can’t remember where off-hand.  Once I find it, I’ll fix it.   (Edit: Found one of them and fixed it.  I know there’s another couple…)

Lastly, due to the mature nature of the previous story, you’ll have to read it from the page itself.  If you get the whole thing via e-mail, well consider yourself warned.  (more…)

Block Broken!

August 17, 2010

The good news is that I’m no longer having issues with the writer’s block!  Apparently my short writing dealt with whatever issue I was having.  Interestingly enough, the few people who’ve looked it over seem to love it!  I’ll admit that it’s very, very adult, but I decided to let people determine whether or not they want to read it on their own. I’ve been told that the writing is very good on it, so if you can stomach some heavy risque’ writing then hop on over to my DeviantArt page and click on “The Dream-Stalker.”  I can’t honestly say that I enjoyed writing it, but I feel a whole lot better afterwards. 

The bad news is that my writing time isn’t being cooperative.  Simply put, my time to actually write has been lacking.  I managed to almost double what writing I already had on Ch. 19, including adjustments and corrections, but I still have more to go.  I simply ran out of time to complete it. 

All in all, I think I’m back on track again.  That’s good because I’m tired of not posting.  🙂  I suppose I could post what I have, but I think I prefer completing the chapters first, just in case there’s a change afterwards. 

Hopefully the next post will start with “Chapter 19.”

Here’s Hoping

August 16, 2010

I’m sure that a few of you have noticed that I’m still behind on my chapters.  I’ve been trying to deal with this writer’s block in any way possible so that I can post up the next few chapters.  The truth is that I’m not entirely sure what has been causing the block so I haven’t been able to just pin-point an issue and deal with it. 

I did notice the other day that my writer’s block actually hit me after I’d had a particularly screwed-up dream.  I’m not going to go into any real detail because I am slightly embarassed by the dream itself.  I have, however, done a few things to help myself get past it.  So, here’s the plan.  I’ve completed the task of pushing away from my screwy dream.  I plan to get to work on Chapter 19 here in a short time.  I have the story-line currently running in my head but am just not able to write it out yet due to other issues.  Hopefully, by the end of the night I’ll have the next chapter ready to go.  I’ll be trying to break down my chapter into split-postings but will have the entire chapter available for the impatient on the chapters page. 

So, as the title says, Here’s Hoping.

*EDIT!*  I figured out how to use the “More” tag!  WOOT!  So, instead of breaking it up, I’ll just use that!  🙂

I Need a Block-Breaker… (RANT)

August 6, 2010

So, does anyone personally know Mario or happen to know where I can find an Arkanoid?  Seriously, I hate feeling like I can sit at a computer and type for hours on end and not have written anything.  For some reason I’m not getting any word-flow for anything and I hate it.  I’m not sure what’s killing my creative side at the moment.  I can’t seem to pin-point it.  I mean, I slept well.  I held my lovely Kikat which usually makes me feel better.  I actually have eaten well in the past few days and have gotten in some good excercise and sun.  Maybe I over-ran myself today and that’s kicking my butt. 

Anyways, if anyone’s willing to throw me a suggestion to kill my writer’s block, hey, I’m all ears…