Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Tally: wandering muse

Last week’s goals:

Goals for this week:

  • clean physical space (corner bedroom)
  • write something


It’s been very hard to focus on TC this past week. My other projects have been calling. Enticing me to wander. Like yesterday - I read through all sixty pages of the unfinished Rt100D. It was my first time reading any of it since writing it during NaNoWriMo, and I was surprised at how well it held my interest.

Then there’s Sienna’s Story. It’s the least structured of my novels so far. I have a clear conflict, but don’t know where the story will take me. I want to know what happens next. With the family focus (MC is a mom of two, separated from her crazy husband), it has such a different dynamic from anything else I’ve done.

I don’t know if I need an official break from TC, or need to focus that much more. Maybe my self-imposed pressure is getting to me. Maybe it’s the dreaded mid-story block. I open the document and feel uninspired. Uninterested. I could jump ahead to a more exciting scene, or allow myself to dabble in a different story. Either way, I need to get my fingers moving over that keyboard.


  1. My muse is wandering right now too. It's hard to strap her down and get her to focus on one thing. Usually... it's a sign I need more sleep, though, to be honest. My focus is undermined by insomnia. Le sigh.

  2. Ooh, good point Wendy. These allergies have been wrecking my system. Note to self: take better care of self.