When trying to find… energy

So last time I wrote about my inability to get myself to work on my book. My novel. My masterpiece. Or any other theatrical word. Maybe I should write a play, but then I remind myself that I don’t know how to write a play and that I have enough projects to finish before I start another one. So, back to work.

Or at least an attempt to get back to work. As I’ve been stuck for a while I decided to try to get out of my “rut”. This so called rut is not a writer’s block, as I know exactly what I want to write. It’s more of a mental blockade of some sort, resulting in me not finding the drive to actually get some work done. The only thing I could think of to get out of this is to get myself enthusiastic again, and I do have enough projects on hold that hopefully could get that energy flowing again.

One of those projects is a thriller, a trilogy even, of which I’ve been thinking for a while now. I have a really rough main line in my mind, but never put the time or effort in it to work on it. As it is something completely different from what I’m working on – or mostly not working on at the moment – I decided to give it another look. It made me realize that the rough version is even rougher than I anticipated, and that it will take a lot of time to sort out what I have into something of a workable schedule. I barely have an outline! Mostly, I have a start, an ending, and a possible middle for the third installment of this trilogy. That’s not much to go on. But looking at those blank pages gets my enthusiasm pumping again! And hopefully working on this will give me the energy I need to get going with my real project again.

Fingers crossed.

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