Sunday, May 15, 2011

Feeling the Disconnect.

I think I need to take my characters out to dinner. Or, I could send the real characters within my home out to dinner, fix a sandwich for me, and have a long overdo meeting with my imaginary friends, which may be a meet and greet seeing as how so much time has passed. Just yesterday I was in the shower trying to think about my WIS (work in suspension). I gasped when I realized I couldn't recall the last name of one of my characters. Ack! Omigosh, how awful is that? Nothing like getting that faraway, glazed over look while reaching for the razor. Not cool. My would be novel has now turned dangerous. To not recall your own characters could only mean one of two things: too much time has lapsed since I've worked on my WIS, or I'm in the early stages of Dementia.  Progress is supposed to be watching as something moves forward. That is clearly not happening.

I'm also struggling with my blog. As a writing blog, you can only cover so much, and lets face it, most of it has already been covered. I'd like to mix things up a bit. I just don't know how to do that just yet, so I think  I'm gonna take the week off. Think about it. Get to know my characters again, catch up, visit everyone, and make some changes. Any ideas? What should I change about my blog? What do you like or dislike about it? I'd love to know your thoughts.


  1. Take the time and get with your characters. They'll tell you all you need to know (at least mine do!)

    As for the blog thing-- I hear ya! I cut back to 3 days a week as I couldn't sustain a daily one when I went back to full time work. I find I enjoy reading your humorous posts and the -- here's what I learned and how, so you don't make the same mistakes I did-- type posts. I always get a laugh and it helps to know you're not the only one who did ZYX, instead of XYZ!!

    Have a great week!!!

  2. Hey there- popped on over here from Kari Marie's blog and I actually do have a bit of advice. Blog when you have something to say. :)

  3. I wish I had a blogging answer for you. I have a hard time finding interesting things to say, so I usually keep it writing related, which can be boring at times. Lol enjoy your week and getting to know your characters once again.

  4. Two words, TC: character blogs.

    Let your characters do the talking. Several of us do them, and they're a great tool for getting into the characters' heads.

  5. I actually don't care so much about the writing themed blog entries even though this is a writing blog. I just enjoy reading your entertaining take on life in general. It's always entertaining and usually makes me snort if not laugh out loud.

    And I agree with Suze. Only blog when you have something to say. That's why mine is so sporatic. Believe it or not, I'm often at a loss for words. ;)

  6. Ah man! I wrote a long response and it didn't post! Oh well, I'll email you the response, it's pretty lengthy for a comment anyways. :)

  7. Enjoy your time off! Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break. Sounds like the perfect time to pick up your WIS and get reacquainted.

    I love your blog by the way - regardless of what you talk about. :)


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