Open new file, start again.
No ideas, nothing.
I was having writer's doubts.
I blogged about writer's doubts and also rejection.
I was still stuck in a rut.
I have clawed my way back out. I think its the new year and the new determination.
I am now writing a story. I have read blogs and on those blogs, people have wrote about the character taking over the story and the writer having to 'deal with it.' I never really understood. I always thought it was the imagination taking over the keyboard and sticking its fingers up to the 'story plan' and not the character. But some how a character has a poodle perm and now the whole story is going to be set in the 1980s. Bloody characters.
Without getting all 'appraisal' - I have set myself some
- Write some short stories. (notice the word some - I'm not going to add number. Don't want to scare myself).
- Think about that idea I had for novel two - maybe start expanding and maybe write a few words for this project.
- Be proactive about that flash fiction / short story collection idea - write some.
- Dabble in non-fiction. No pressure.