I actually am hoping that by writing a blog – sitting here every night or day – 1-2 times a day, whatever and putting stuff down, that I will be able to get myself focused back on writing my books… I would really like to get one finished… but I need to get the focus back and the juices of creativity flowing!
I have a whole file folder of ideas, characters and stories. They have been sitting there for years now. So now I just need to figure out how to focus.
Pick a book and get it done.
Do you schedule a certain time of day to sit down and just write? I had heard that works. Considering that calling me a scheduled person would be beyond stretching the definition of that word.. and would be an understatement – but you never know – that may be what it takes – doesn’t have to be the same exact time every day – but at least an hour or two of un-interrupted writing time? hmmmm… could work – going to have to try something! (sorry for the stream of consciousness flow there!)
I do wish that I could think in Sci-fi! I LOVE to read it – am fascinated by the things that people come up with – but I just don’t ‘think’ that way – I think more in characters and mystery and espionage, drama type things!!
I surely know that I couldn’t write romance – even though I am a BIG fan of reading them! I have to say that the dialog and wordplay that Nora Roberts (JD Robb) puts into her ‘in death’ books just makes me smile all the time! Love those books! I like to read books like that – easy and fun reads!
I have to be focused and have my brain on full alert to be able to read Dean Koontz! I remember starting the book with the red door (sorry -I am horrible with titles) I think he mentioned the door on the first page, I remember closing the book and asking my mom – ok, what’s up with the red door – she just laughed… I read the book – and of course the red door was significant (of course). I remember writing one of my English papers in college – compare and contrast of Dean Kootz and Stephen King… love them both –
I always keep up with certain series… Jonathan Kellerman, JD Robb, Catherine Coulter FBI Series, Cornwell’s Scarpetta series, John Sandford (still waiting on another Kidd novel :))
The romance novels that are pure drivel however are only good to read when you have to completely shut down your brain! I could never think of writing a novel where the ‘heroine’ has an orgasm when losing her virginity.. COME ON! (I really don’t want to hear it if anyone reading this had that happen!) 🙂 but other than that – I do like the romance – the love/hate thing… the passion LOVE IT!
So be prepared, one day I might actually finish a book! 🙂