Getting on Track
Written by
Shonell Bacon
January 2010
Written by
Shonell Bacon
January 2010
Since August, I have done NOTHING creative, per se. I participated in NaNoWriMo, but I'm smart and realistic enough to know that what I wrote is pretty much garbage for now. It was done to try to get me into a creative mood. Once it was over, it was time to write papers and final exams and high tail it home for the holidays. I'm a few days away from going back for the next semester, and I haven't been creative, still. I have, however, finally gotten my next project idea. Decided to go back to a story I stopped writing back in 2006. Not sure why I stopped. I think work got in the way (though I wrote several things since then). I actually started organizing my writing agenda for 2010 and hope to stay on task. It's not a very vigorous agenda, as I don't want to be disappointed if I fail to succeed, but it's strong enough where I will have finished several projects by year end on top of my academic work. More on this later. Still thinking, planning, organizing!

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  • Shonell Bacon

    Hey Zetta! *hugs* Shoot, I WISH I to be dogged by an idea for another story. LOL Creativity just would not flow through me. It was rough.

    Good advice, KB. I have a lot of creative friends I talk when I'm in need is writerly help, but I had managed to get so focused on academics (because I feared I was losing the creativity) that not even the friends could help much. I think I needed time away from school and time with the family to get me somewhat righted. Now that I'm feeling the creative sparks, I don't want to lose them.

  • Zetta Brown

    Hey Shon!

    I could use a writing agenda too. I still have so much work to do on my next novel--but I've been dogged by an idea for another story, totally different from what I've done before.

    You go, grrl!

  • KB Walker

    Small, achievable steps should work, sounds like you have a plan. Do you belong to a writing group? When I'm struggling through the dark stretches, where creativity has been squeezed out, doing some instant writing with my groups is just the juice I need to keep going.