“I’m sorry, you have just thrown off the emperor’s groove!”
There… that is it, I have made it back in my groove. You know, those writerly ruts you have forged, keeping you on the path to your writerly goals.
“Now I feel really bad. Bad llama”
We all have those moments. The ones where no matter how excited we are about our WIP, and no matter how much we know about it, we just can’t seem to get into the actual writing of it. Maybe it is our Muse saying she is on holiday. Maybe it is just us, loving the idea and afraid of what will come of it. Who knows, but what I do know was I didn’t even realize I had managed to get out of my groove. I was struggling to form new ruts, down a dark and lonely trail.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all about blazing a new trail! But I also know that some things work better than others. I had been eking out my word count right on target, but not a bit more. As I have a low word count goal and I really want to be closer to the 50k mark this was a sad thing for me.
While chatting with a fellow writing friend, we were discussing each of our WIP. I have to say I owe him a debt. All it took was a few little nudges and there I was, plowing down that wonderful rut! I have since managed to get ahead and even almost caught up to his word count. Isn’t it amazing how a few well placed questions about your story can get you back on track?
How about you? Do you need fresh eyes to look at your story? Even if it is just beginning, the insights a trusted friend or colleague can share could make a world of difference. I know it did for me!
Do you find you work better alone? Or with another set of eyes to look over your work and ask the things they are curious about? Please share your secrets of keeping your groove on!