Saturday, July 7, 2012

Excuse Me While I Pull My Hair Out

Ever had a moment where you loved the overall idea of your scene or blog post but hated the way it was worded? No matter how long you stared at the page- moving sentences, adding and deleting words- you couldn't figure out a way to fix it.

I've been writing and rewriting a blog post for hours now but I still hate it. The general idea is great but the thing is defiantly not ready for the light of day.

This happens with world building too. I need to establish where my characters' Power came from- the ultimate source. The idea is there at its most basic. I love it. But, I can't dig any deeper. No matter how long I sit with my mind churning- nothing is coming to light. I'm reluctant to call this writer's block. More like my content needs a reset button.

Partial remedy...time. When your brain seems to be spitting out nothing but dead air that means you need to step away and do something else. After some time away, not too long, I return and carry out the second half of the remedy.

Using that good old delete button.

The problem could be the content is garbage- like I'm trying to fit something in a box it was never meant to go it. When I reach this point, it means I need to delete everything and start over. As I've read so many times before, "Don't be afraid to kill your baby."