Monday, June 20, 2011

Amber's in a Funk!

I’ve been in a funk for way too long now. I need to snap out of it. Newbie’s often ask how to overcome writer’s block and I always answer just do it. Just sit down and write. HA! I’m a hypocrite. I faithfully open my wip every day. Every day it sits there untouched. I did manage around 500 words on Saturday, while sitting in the lab at the hospital. I do NOT want to repeat that blood test again! Those 500 words were the first in a long time. I’m going to shoot for 100 today, just to get my motor running.
I’m so glad it’s a fresh week. Last week was a bear. I do have a ton of work meetings this week, but nothing as stressful as last week. Only 8 days 'til vacation! Woo Hoo. Not going anywhere, but just to have 12 days off from the job is exciting.
In other news my sister in law is at the hospital getting ready to deliver my first niece. I’m so thrilled. I can’t wait to meet her tonight. :o)
Me, on the other hand thought I’d deliver yesterday. I was having very painful contractions that lasted most of the day. I told the little one she’s not in competition with her cousin and she has to wait the next 6 weeks out. I refuse to allow her to arrive early! I’m not ready and neither is she. LoL
So back to the funk…what do you do to shake writer’s block?


  1. Ugg. I don't know about writers block. That's wicked stuff. I've tried working on new stories, or going back and reading what I just wrote. I also tried purposely writing bad just to throw words out there. Seems like it take something different each time to break a funk.

    Good luck. And keep that baby toasting as long as you can. Congrats on the niece!!!

  2. You'll get out of your funk one way or another. Or maybe it's just a time when you need to rest and keep that baby cooking as long as possible. ;)

    Marie Rose Dufour

  3. Yikes little one...stay inside! Congrats to your SIL!
    Amber - you'll be out of your funk in no time and then you'll be way too busy to care. It will work out. :)

  4. Amber....feel better! I think writer's block sometimes indicates something is "wrong" with your story, and you can't move forward until you fix it. Sometimes, it's just burn-out with that particular story and you need to jump to something new and fresh for a while, so you can go back and re-visit the old WIP with fresh eyes. A good way to get over writer's block is to read something great....that always gets me psyched about writing again!

    Good luck!

  5. My god what a week! No wonder you're distracted. The present moment will pass. Love to you and the little one.
    XXOO Kat