After spending the afternoon looking forward to writing more on the novel, once my children were in bed, tonight’s post should have been talking lots of progress but low and behold my writing hat fell off! It goes on every evening and it’s like my work uniform, without it on the work does not happen.
To be fair I had a terrible night’s sleep last night (4 or so hours, that’s not been done in a long time) so it was probably my brain, who teamed up with gravity, that ensured the hat would not stay put. I should shout at my brain but she is sleepy and has already said sorry so I can’t stay mad at her can I?
I was meant to have tried some flash fiction tonight, suggested by other bloggers, but will try again tomorrow night.
Night night readers, be kind to your brains and let them sleep if they need it otherwise they wake up all cranky and make you pay the following day.
N.B – The term ‘writing hat’ is what I use when I get my mind into writing mode in case you were wondering. I wish I had a big hat like in the first image but if it ended up in my household the cats would shred it and my children would try and sit in it!
Not sure why but I’m just not in a creative zone tonight.
Must go and find a way to kick myself back into gear.
Here is my next excuse as to why no writing has been done today. It’s Amazon Prime Day and the worst part is I spent my entire evening looking at deal after deal and found nothing really exciting so I have just given up.
Tomorrow WILL be a gym day but whilst I’m there I will have a think on this inciting incident a bit more, how it needs to work and how detailed I want to write it. If I had my way I would waffle on and on but will see what tomorrow brings.
The gym didn’t happen tonight, just wasn’t feeling it, the same goes for the writing. It is OK to have a night off from it but I need to learn the right balance, especially in the early days when there’s not much steam behind this project.
I realise the previous post highlighted one of the areas covered in the first big post…
I have spent 2 hours doing something menial rather than ploughing time and effort into my book but in my defence the ironing really needed doing, it had been building up all week and I just wanted it away. Tomorrow night the aim is to have a small workout at the gym and then come back and work more on the inciting incident.
I’m keeping this short. It’s Saturday, my children are in bed, I have spent 2 hours ironing and have only just sat down so there’s been no writing today.
Although, I have been trying to work out if I want my main character to be a piece of meat or an animal, maybe I will just write 2 versions and see which works out the best.