We all run up against that wall. The excuses are endless: I’m tired. I can’t have one good idea. I’m too busy. I’m not feeling all that great. Everybody needs something. We had guests. Work has been a bear. And on and on.
I’m guilty too, not of all the above, but of enough of them to feel like a good head slap is in order. After all, what about “Keep going!” didn’t I understand? Didn’t I remember anything I taught?
So it finally hit me today. I’ve been waiting for inspiration. I’ve been waiting for that great plot focus to build around. I’ve been waiting for War and Peace without realizing I have what I need to get on with it. It’s odd, since I already have around twelve chapters. Nonetheless, the doubts crept in and I stopped. No more. I’m pushing on no matter how lousy I think it is. Took me long enough.
So my challenge for today is for you to share how it’s going. Where are you stuck and what are you going strong on? Even if all you’re writing are short pieces, are you at least collecting them in an organized way? What’s your balancing act?