Sunday, 17 July 2011

Waiting for the Writing Juices to Flow...

One night away in a hotel (for my husband's birthday) and after weeks of a head jammed full of life and day-job the story ideas are creeping in again - hooray!
I was beginning to wonder if my imagination had packed up and retreated into the back of my skull to hide from everything pressing in on it - I wouldn't have blamed it at all - but, no, it still seems to be there.  I have already packed my pad and pen to take on holiday with me in anticipation of my poor brain making up for lost time and  spouting plots and characters at me once everything else has receded and been replaced with huge decisions like which cocktail to choose.  Bliss!
The trouble is, my husband and friends keep asking me when I'm going to finish/write my novel and the answer seems to be that there's not much chance of being able to do it while I'm working full time.  I'm afraid that for me to write anything other than short stories, life needs to be less frenetic - and I don't see that happening!  At least I get the school holidays off, which I know is more than many of my writer friends have.  It will just have to be written in drips and drabs and I'll be about 70 when I finally get it finished... :-)
Have a good few weeks, everyone - no more from me until August now!


Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm the same - relaxation = an abundance of ideas. Taking the pen and pad with you is a great idea, though. I have one next to my bed - for ages I don't use it then suddenly I was switching the light on at 2am every morning last week!

Sarah Tokeley said...

My eventual answer to the 'when will you finish' question was 'I won't keep it a secret, so if I haven't told you yet, it's not done!'

Enjoy your holiday.

Rebecca Bradley said...

I'm glad to hear the ideas are flowing again. It's a bit scary when they stop isn't it.

I had to make a decision earlier in the year about what I wanted to write - short stories or my novel and I decided on my novel. So any time I have now, no matter how small, I work on the novel. It does soon add up as you know. You need to do what makes you happy though, so if that's short stories then go with it.

Have a great holiday and enjoy the cocktails!

Jenny said...

Enjoy your holiday! I'm glad your ideas come flowing when you have some time to donate to them. Mine always come when I have some type of other deadline around the corner.