A body in motion stays in motion.
A body at rest stays at rest.
Too long my writing muscles have been at rest. Those of you who've been here in the last few months may know I hit a setback in January and have been spinning my wheels since. Reading a lot—this is good as I once again am in awe of good writing, but because I've been reading bestsellers and award winners I am also feeling unworthy. I am not Maggie Stiefvader. Sadly. I can tell when I read her how much she knows about various mythologies and near magics kinds of things. I can tell she's done her research.
Do you know what happens when I do research?
I fall down a rabbithole and find way too many interesting things that I can't seem to find the willpower to NOT include and I end up with a hot mess of stuff not relevant to the story.
But rabbitholes aren't my current problem. My current problem is I have been sitting still and getting going is seeming to be REALLY HARD. I think maybe I've turned into a slug.
So my PLAN... I think I am going to PLOT like crazy this month... get my idea files caught up so I don't have scraps of paper everywhere... get my plot for my next book in order, and gear up for BuNoWriMo.
WHAT is BuMoWriMo?
My writing group began in 2010 to do a SECOND WriMo in June. NaNoWriMo has begun a summer camp then and that is all well and good, but we had June first, AND our little group all gets to know each other so the discussions are more personal and encouraging, IMHO. If anyone would like to join, you are welcome. We do it on Facebook, as that is easiest, since I don't have a clue about running a website.
BuNoWriMo on Facebook