Friday, 5 November 2010

Inspiration, where art though..

Five days into Nano, I don't seem to be able to get myself motivated. Probably in part due to coming down with a cold, which means my head has turned into a jack hammer in much the same way Kitty's heart has whenever she is around Alex.

And therein lies the problem. I know where I want them to end up. I have a few scenes in my head, but can I put fingers to keyboard to convey that... no!
I found myself rabbiting on with my story last night, just for the sake of rabbiting, but am far from happy with it. And the urge to go back and rewrite that last chapter is huge, but I am resisting. Wouldn't know what else to write anyway.

So, where do I find the next scene, this is the question. So far am toying with staying at the party, conversation in the car on the way home, being called away for a major fire (actually favouring that one, leaving Kitty at the party and the mercy of hero's mother...)

Hmmm that has potential. And when exactly does Kitty give in and her and Alex have their fire works? Decisions, decisions.. right now I want someone else to tell me what to do, as I am second guessing everything and am convinced that the plot is, well not a plot and my writing not good enough and, and....

Woe is me and all that. Someone please give me a proverbial kick up the jacksy. Why did I ever think this was a good idea?!?


  1. Fire emergancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hun you are doing really well with it, I have been enjoying reading it(amoungst the moans of mummy I'm poorly) and I have been loosing myself in the story, so STOP beating yourself up about it woman xx

  2. You get days like that when you feel that what you're writing is the worst imaginable kind of cr*p but keep going, you'll get through the other side. Much of my Nano is not appealing to me either but I'm hoping that the end result will give me something to work with later.

    Hope the cold doesn't come to anything - I've done two previous Nanos and both times was held back by the cold, but it's not insurmountable.

    I hope to get caught up with your chapter two tomorrow - I really enjoyed the first one.

  3. Thanks you two. Well, inspiration did strike and the plot is actually heading in a different direction then I originally envisaged, but I'm liking it :-)

  4. I am so glad you went with the fire.... It really shows the hero has feelings about lose.
    Loving what you are doing and I hope that you are feeling beter, i know what runing a family is like when your not well. x heather