Wednesday Writer’s Cafe

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July 15, 2015 by tahenryauthoress

I had the hardest time writing at cafe tonight. But really I can’t blame it on cafe. I didn’t make it last week which meant much chatting needed to happen. And really I haven’t felt much like writing at all these days. I’m just frustrated with my spy novel. This happens a lot with my spy novel. I get into a groove, it last a few thousand words, and then I’m done. I just want to throw it on the fire and toast a marshmallow.

sigh.

So far this week I’ve written 430 words. That’s since Saturday. Yep. That’s less than 100 words a day. Bleh.

On the plus side I think I talked D into reading a book I really liked. LOL. Glad I could help someone else to get their book out there.

I’m not sure the spy novel will ever see the light of day which is a little sad to me because it was my first. And there are parts of it, that I think are really, really high quality, especially for an action novel. LOL. But I’m not sure there’s enough meat on this carcass to give it legs.

Talk to me? Do you abandon a novel that is resisting being written? Or do you bang it out no matter how painful the process is?

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6 thoughts on “Wednesday Writer’s Cafe

  1. shegyes says:

    I know how you feel. I went through a writing slump last month, and am still (in a way) going through it this month. When that happens, I set aside the project I should be working on (in my case, I have a couple of freelance projects that I should be working on) and switch to a new/different project for a bit. Sometimes it helps. Sometimes it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, I tend to read more often.

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    • It seems to be a reoccurring slump with my spy novel. And every time I move away from it to work on something else, the else goes beautifully but coming back to the spy novel is ugly. Perhaps I should just retain it as a foil to make my other projects beautiful by comparison. LOL

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      • shegyes says:

        Hmmm… Sometimes great ideas just don’t want to be written. I’d say set it aside for a bit (months, or maybe even years) and work on something else. Maybe when you come back to it, if you ever do, you’ll be able to tackle it with a new vigor. 😀

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  2. tommiaw says:

    Shelve the project until it’s workable again. It could be a day, a week or however long it takes for pieces/ideas to come together.

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