Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I can always tell when it’s time for me to get a haircut - I start wearing headbands. And I can always tell when it’s time to start my next project or start reading a new book because I feel antsy. The problem is, my brain spins like a roulette wheel and it never seems to land on any particular space. 
I have a stack of To Read books and I chose each one because it appealed to me for a different reason. What am I in the mood for? I don’t know. Which book might help inspire me to write my next book? I don’t know.
I have several ideas and characters running around my brain. Which story do I know enough about to start writing? Which character is calling me the loudest? Which one is most marketable? 
I don’t know.
All I know is that, most of the time, it’s not the book or idea that’s important. What’s important is that you only keep moving. Pick something - anything - and see how it goes. A step in any direction is still better than standing still. 
So, today I will open my journal, write a title and see where it takes me. I just have to do one thing first - set up an appointment to get my hair cut! 



  1. Ah, good luck with the antsy--yeah, just grab something! (as long as it interests you) Some things gain interest as you work on them, though, so you can't really judge their marketable/interest worth until you fiddle and play.

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  2. I couldn't agree more!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  3. Write down each project on a legal pad. There you go; now you can stop trying to remember each one. Then you have no choice but to move forward.


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