When the words won’t come
Writing can be a fickle undertaking. Some days, the words pour out of you, keeping you typing away at your keyboard from sunup to sunup. Other days, you end up sitting at your computer, staring at a blinking cursor on a word document for hours. For the past few weeks, it’s been the latter for me. I sit down, open up a WIP, and the words won’t come.
I’ve thought up a number of excuses for why the words won’t come: The weather. Having too many ideas. Lack of focus. Pain in my wrists and hands. Restlessness. They’re all probably contributing, but identifying them hasn’t helped solve the problem. Frankly, I don’t know how to fix whatever’s been broken inside me that’s caused the words to go away.
Whatever the cause of my current writer’s block, it’s led me to a point where I can’t foresee when my next book may be released or what it might be about. I’ve started Book #5 for both The Stables and Corwint Central Agent Files, and they each have about 20k words completed. I’ve started a new sci-fi romance called Black Water Rising. I’ve started a few LGBT romances. I’ve started a lot of things, but I can’t seem to get my brain to focus on or finish any one thing. All I can really do is continue to dredge through this, typing a hundred words at a time, and wait for it to, hopefully, pass.
Sometimes, the words won’t come, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.
I wanted to give my readers a heads up, apologize for delays, and thank you for your patience.
I’ve also put a few of my books on sale, hoping to stir up a bit more interest and, in turn, get me excited about writing again. RIGHT BACK WHERE (Welcome to Alvarado #1), the Heartland Briefs omnibus, all the Corwint side-stories, all the Celestial Seasons books, and a few others are now on sale for $1.00. I don’t know how long they will be at this price; maybe until this restless feeling leaves.
Best place to find the books that are now on sale for $1.00 is on my Amazon Author page.
And, if you have read any of my books, I’d greatly appreciate it if you left a review – even just a simple “hello, I read your book!” would be an amazing thing to see.
Cheers all, and happy spring!
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