a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
just like riding a bike
lol. yes I look lie this on my bike frequently. although now it hurts A LOT more when I fall now than when I was a kid. anyway, whenever you haven't done something in a while and you are getting back to it, someone always says "it's just like riding a bike". these people don't know about my biking skills. yes I never forget how but I usually get hurt at least one time. or at least "saddle sore"
this episode of "bike riding" is writing. gasp!
I don't know if I've just been so consumed with other things that I haven't been able to do it or what but even when I sit down to write, the words don't come. my characters still talk to me (thank goodness) but I just can't get seem to write what they are telling me. I only made it to 35k words in NaNo this year. last year I blasted out the words that became Blood of New Beginnings. ahh, the words just flowed. part of that might have been that I was unemployed and not in school but who knows. I used to be able to multi task my ass off but it would seem that I've lost my mojo. I need some mojo refilling. I don't think drinking will do it this time. I'm hoping when I start working with my editor for Blood Betrayal and talk to the art department I might get jazzed again. I'm almost positive that will do it but trying to work through it until then is tough. any and all suggestions welcome on how to stoke up the mojo.