Monday, April 21, 2008

Procrastination yet again... it's becoming a habit

The only problem with taking a hiatus from writing is... well, it can be kind of hard to get back into the swing of it again. Take today for example. I was all fired up to get out really early, take daughter #2 to catch the 7.30 train (ok so that's not really early, but close enough!!) go to the gym, get the shopping and be home before 9.30 to squeeze in a couple of hours writing before taking my son round to his friend's.

So what did I do?

Everything but the writing. Sigh.

Yesterday, just to refresh my mind, I read the last chapter and actually really enjoyed it. Unfortunately it didn't make me want to carry on writing it, just carry on reading it. But until I've put words on document that just isnt going to happen. Partly my reluctance to continue (apart from the fact I'm just a completely lazy moo, of course!) is wondering whether Nocturne will be even the slightest bit interested in my Bite. My wip is located in the same world, and the hero in this one was a minor character in that one.

I've decided that if Nocturne pass, I'm going to revamp the Bite into a full length novel and submit to agents, because despite evidence to the contrary (!!) I am very much in love with all these characters and the various strange plot ideas churning around my mind. All I have to do is work out in which order these events happen, and how on earth my hero and heroine are going to manage their HEA, considering the fate I have in mind for them at the moment...

9 comments:

Barrie said...

There are definitely days when it's hard to settle down and write. Today is one of those days for me too!

Debs said...

I sympathize with you. I've done far less than I had planned this weekend mainly due to a grotty head cold and irritating cough.

I need to get back into my edits but sometimes it's hard to know exactly which way to go with my novel.

Christina Phillips said...

Barrie, I ended up writing just over two pages in the end, so it wasn't a complete loss. But I really Must Try Harder!!!

Aww Debs. Hope you soon feel better. And I sooo understand what you mean about sometimes wondering which way the novel should go!

Sussan Marz said...

I haven't done much writing over the last week. I keep changing my mind about what line or publisher to target and that influences what I write next. Bad, bad, bad way to write for a novice I think!

Christina Phillips said...

Sussan, sometimes it can take a while to discover which line or publisher our voice best suits - the good thing is, no writing is ever wasted!

Sara Hantz said...

I often have days like yours!!!

Shelley Munro said...

I've been doing the procrastination thing a lot lately. I have a minimum word count I do every day though and don't go to bed until it's done. I usually just sit down and force myself to start, even though I don't feel like it. This usually works and I have a reasonably early night.

Christina Phillips said...

and now blogger is eating my own posts ARGH...

here I try again...

Sara, I'm thinking we should set ourselves up with another challenge!

Shelley, I keep having to force myself to sit down and write, but lately the words just aren't flowing...sigh!

Kaye said...

We all have those days I think. Even weeks too.