Tuesday, February 28, 2012

End of February's Leap to Writing Madness

Hey, y'all,

Sooooooooo, February has been a month of intense writer's block, the worst I've ever had. Every time I go back to the book I'm currently writing, "Greatest Is Found," there's the dullness that comes about in my brain and which causes me to think, "Yeah.....I don't want to write any more of this story right now." I'm basically bored with it! Which is not good, everyone. Not good at all.

But then I thought of this book idea that could possibly stay in my mind and in my heart (since the story needs to reside in the heart in order for the book to actually appear; that's what I believe anyway) or it could fly away, as in, I could become bored with that story right away or down the road as well. I am going to finish "Greatest Is Found".....eventually. But until I do, this other book COULD keep me busy. I'm planning on starting it soon, so we'll see how that goes.

What I really want is a book like "Montana" (see my website for more info) to grab my attention instantly, in which I never tire or get bored of it. When I wrote that book--where it was an actual novel instead of the regular novellas I usually write most--idea after idea after idea kept hitting me and making me more and more thrilled and excited for this wonderful book idea. I've edited it many times and had people read it, so I know it's a huge hit. But in the past year, basically ever since I finished "Not My Life," (again, see webite for more info, haha) I haven't really fallen in love with a book idea. It isn't fair, for an experienced writer like me, to have book idea after book idea come but then leave somewhere down the road or else right away.

So anyways, this new book idea I have doesn't have a title yet. BUT, I'm going to TRY as hard as I can to make it stay. I like the idea, but I don't love it, like the "Montana" book idea. It's really tough. I feel more like writing tons of poetry these days than anything else. It's like God is telling me to write poetry instead of novellas or novels, for now anyway. But we'll see what happens. I'll keep y'all updated no matter what happens, haha. At least I will be writing no matter what.

Once again, I still have that book idea that I am constantly reminded of, that book where I've written parts to it but I don't want to finish it because I already know the ending is going to be tragic. And as all writers know and can emphasize with me on this one, a writer does know when and how an ending should end in tragedy or a happy ending. It all depends, of course, but for this book idea, "Forever Remembered," it has to end in tragedy. This, in turn, makes the book so hard to finish. I love the characters, but a couple of the characters will have a tragic ending. So, alas, every time I think of "Forever Remembered," I wonder, "why does this book want to be written so badly?" Writers out there, you can emphasize with me about this. Writing, for me, has been really tough in the past year. I'm planning on writing again within the next couple days, so God willing, I will find the book like "Montana" soon. In God's own timing, of course.

Enjoy Leap Day, everyone!!!!!! I will be writing away, haha!

MONTHLY QUOTE: "Courage is not the absence of fear, only the understanding that something is rather more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."--from "The Princess Diaries" movie.

WRITING TIP: Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm!! It's the only way to get past all those ideas, ridiculous or not, clogging your brain. Sorting them out is the best way to piece them all together and make sense of what must be written next.

TTYL!!! TA!!! :D :D :D :D


1 comment:

Abby said...

I would love love to read some of your poems someday. ... :)

That is a good and thought provoking courage quote.

I love you Jenna.

And... I really wish you luck and hope you enjoy the day tomorrow, writing, ... brainstorming, ... smiling... texting... ;)

... whatever the Lord has you do, enjoy it with Him. <3 <3 <3

Love, your sis,