Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sitting in idle

If you read this blog regularly you know that, last week, I was contemplating a puppy. Big surprise. My resolve to remain a one-pet household didn’t last long. (Yeah. Like two minutes after I posted my last blog entry!) The little guy’s name is Jack. 
As you can see from the photo, my older dog hasn’t quite figured him out yet. Bodie wants to play and Jack is still too freaked out by Bodie’s size to join in. I thinking starting a new book is like that. We want to play  - it looks like so much fun - but it also seems too huge to tackle.
I’m really struggling with this anxiety these days. I finished my second book over a month ago and though I’ve settled on my next book idea, I haven’t been able to get much actually written. I always seem to go through a “How do I do this again?” phrase when I start a big project. But for whatever reason, my writing mojo is still stalled. I need a jump start.
How do you handle it when you’re sitting in idle? 


1 comment:

  1. Super cute puppy. I love the name.

    I get anxious over any new project, whether it's writing, doing something big for work, etc. I think the anxiety stems from "but what if I do it wrong?" Especially with writing where I think "what if I start in the wrong spot?"

    The best solution I've found is to just start, usually through exerting a large amount of willpower. Once I force myself to start, it becomes easier to keep going. Easier said than done, I know, but I bet if you put one word down, the next will follow.


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