Ohh, the Irony.

Writer's block = FRUSTRATION.

I named my blog Writer’s Block because I couldn’t think of anything besides “I’m Insane” or “Jelly Beans Taste Good.” Little did I know, the title would come back to haunt me.

I am writing a novel. My characters used to flow out of my mind like water down a downspout. I’m not sure that’s a very good simile, but it is what it is. Plus, it was either that, or a peeing analogy.
I was chuggin along for a long time, but I stopped writing for a couple weeks when life got busy and I kinda forgot…it’s practically a SIN that I forgot. The ultimate sin. If I were Catholic, I’d be hailin’ Mary all over the place.

But I’m not Catholic, I’m just a writer whose characters hate her.
Female main character: Has fallen out of my brain.
Male main character: Well, I’m too in love with him to let him screw up. But he has to screw up, or the book is complete crap.
Main character’s friend: Is driving me nuts.
My characters hate me. Whyyyyyyyyy?

I’ll tell you why. Because I neglected them for almost 3 weeks. What kind of author am I? I may as well have abandoned them on the side of the road. Or killed them all off one by one. I may as well have given them all STDs. I may as well have sent them off to war.
Or not.

My writer's block apparently turns into my hands eating my face.

Maybe I should bribe them with chocolate. Or let really good things happen to them (to trick them) and then delete the good things after I extract some life out of them. Because my characters are flat. How dare they?!
This blog post was an attempt to shake the writer’s block (and the cotton fluff – Winnie the Pooh reference, what’s up!?) out of my brain. I don’t know if it worked, but at this point I’ve begun telling you about my life so much that I might as well babble on about my obnoxiousness (and my stale cornflakes).

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    1. Thanks, man. I need the luck. But I think I’m weed whacking at it bit by bit.
      Hope you keep reading! Thanks for the comment.

  1. I quit writing my book for almost a year. Now it is completely dead. My characters died, saddest thing, I was one of the characters. Oh the irony. Keep at it, or you might die too.

  2. So…you’re in love with your main male character huh? It’s okay, I love mine to, I adore him and one day, I hope a crack in reality opens up so I can go marry him…er..
    Okay…that wasn’t what I wanted to say…ooops

    Right, writer’s block. Where were your characters when you last left them? What works for me sometimes, is to read back a few chapters/pages so I get my bearings again about the story. I feel that is key to cure writer’s block because when you haven’t written for a while, you detach yourself from your story.

    What made you want to write this novel? Try to think back of the reason, maybe you’ve lost the passion for that reason OR maybe, the novel has taken a turn and it’s become something else.

    Lastly, would YOU as a reader, read your own novel? If the answer is no, then you have to backtrack to see where you veered off the direction you were going to.

    Okay, sorry this is so long, but I hope some of it helps…

    1. That was really really really helpful! I’m gonna go back and do those things.
      Agatha82, my friend, you’re so good to me.

    1. No no no I have 10,000 words and I can’t quit now!!
      I totally made peace with them last night. It was nice. So hopefully I can push through for a little and they’ll come back to life…

  3. Glad I was able to help. I learnt all that through trial and error and only after learning that bashing my head against the wall didn’t quite help, nor did yelling at my laptop! ;-)

  4. Chocolate. 100% chocolate.

    My characters hate me too. I abandoned one story for another and the ones from the aforementioned abandoned story … let’s just say it’s not good.

  5. Thank you for your comments on my blog. I loved your comments re Angelina. So, so true. Anyway, I really like your blog’s name. It is very evocative and totally relatable. Best of luck with your characters. I look forward to reading more. but I’m curious as to why you password protect certain areas of your blog.

    1. A lot of people I know personally read my blog, but there are a few posts I plan on containing information I feel is private. That being said, this blog is my outlet and I like to write about everything. The private information is only private so far as it’s easier to let random strangers know…if that makes sense. If you’d like to access those posts, let me know and I’ll send the password in an email.
      And thanks for reading! I enjoyed your blog!

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