Anyone that has read this blog, knows of Hunter's Reckoning, also known as my attempt to write in different form. It was fun, but I had no intent of doing anything with it. Now, I work to rewrite it in a first person present tense tale and already, the thoughts of this being a precursor for a novel has entered my mind. Great, a novel! Except....
I have a trilogy written that I am busy editing, with at least a novella more, that I wish to add to those stories. I have a collection of short stories, of the horror/ supernatural genre, that should be out by June. I also have another novel that I plan to return to and work on, a dystopian/ dark fantasy story.
So if you are suffering from the termed "Writer's Block" what can you do? I will dedicate a future post to this subject but for a quick stab at it:
- Stop making the excuse you have "Writer's block".
Even if you cannot bear to write on your current WIP, pen a short story, have some random dialogue between side characters talking about what your main characters are doing, describe how it would might feel to have something actually jabbed in your eye. But write, and do it for as long or as short as you wish. One method I have used when nothing else could get me going was to scribble a few lines of prose related to what I am writing on a notepad. Sometimes just getting pass the mental "block" is as easy as ignoring that it even exists. Besides, your stories aren't going to write themselves. Get to it!
I am also thankful I have gathered Twitter followers as I have. I hope that when my short story collection comes out, those that have enjoyed my 140 character short stories and stanzas of poetry, will also enjoy a slightly longer group of tales!