Monday, July 16, 2007

My Happy Place

It's funny how things work sometimes. You want to get something done so bad that the more you focus on it, the harder you try to get it done, the more unlikely it seems it will ever do! Makes sense?

I've been struggling with my 2nd novel so bad that it was starting to get very frustrating. I'd spent hours and days and nights thinking about it, trying to write it, hoping that I will eventually crack it, until I realised that it doesnt really have to be that way. So I moved to the next project online.

My 3rd novel kicked alive. And I suddenly am back to writing. After months of despair and not being able to write, I am working steadily so far. I had decided that I will complete a novel this month. It's unlikely, but I am determined to give it my best shot. I was going to go for the usual 1000 words per day. So far I've written a little over 3000 words in 5 days. I know I'm off target but you have to keep in mind thet problems I've been facing with my friggin laptop.... I swear to god, if anyone as much as mentions Acer to me ever again I will take it and smack them on the head with it!

I've found my happy place. And it's in Caribou!


Cerebralwaste said...

Glad to hear your back writing Ali!!!

Ammar456 said...

In this kind of situation, the worst thing to do is stress and push yourself to try and come up with something else. You need a total break from it; buy a ticket, fly somewhere exotic, leave everyone and everything you know behind for a few days. Don't touch a computer for a while.

You'll get refreshed, and everything will come flowing back naturally.

Hmph, if only I could do that now.

Luna said...

I must say it happened to me a thousand times... I don't know, it's not a writer's block really.. I would call it lack of inpiration.
It's great that you are back:)

Ali Al Saeed said...

Thanks CW, ammar and luna.

I agree ammar, it seems the more I think about it the harder it is for me to write it. That's why i feel more at ease working on different projects at the same time, so I can switch gears.

I'm finding it more difficult to write at home nowadays, so I have to go out, which wasn't the case. Often I find it hardet to keep motivated than inspired!