I have been in a writing funk for the last week, looking for anything and everything I can to do something other than write. Needless to say I have only gotten a couple of thousand words out of my head last week. Much fewer than I needed to do. It probably would have been fine if they had all been on the same piece, but they floated around three or four pieces and not a single one is probably worth keeping and my weeks work will most likely be relegated to the recycle bin of my computer in the near future.
Speaking of recycle bin, I took a tip from BT and cleaned up my flash drive files where I keep all of my stories (once they are accepted they get put to disk and stuffed in a filing cabinet). I had a whole slough of stories (I think we can call them that, maybe just a collection of semi-coherent words is a better description) that were just sitting around doing nothing. They are now gone and my flash drive looks a lot nicer for it. I actually know what I have now. Some of them were just a couple of notes or a simple scene that I couldn't remember going anywhere. That actually felt good to get done.
This week the plan is simple, write as much as I can and piss around as little as possible. It will be hard with such things as Twitter and Facebook and addictive little games like Pandemic II (Thank you Barry) but I think I can do it.
While I am at it I want to Congratulate one of the newest members of my wall of blogs I follow, Samantha Sterner- AKA Horror Girl, for her microfiction story which will be part of Weird Tales video series. Fantastic news!
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