It’s been a while since the last post – I usually blog more than this. But to be honest, I’m trying to drum up some enthusiasm. I’ve got a cold, which doesn’t help, but there’s also a murder of doubt crows sitting on just about every available flat surface in my office. Some days it’s just not even worth going in there.
I think the hardest thing about this particular point in time is going ahead when there is no glimmer on the horizon, not even a tiny spark. You hear people’s miraculous stories about how, when they’d decided to give up writing for good, something would magically happen – a lost sub becomes found or a ms they’d forgotten they’d sent gets the nod – but you know, those things only happen to the lucky few. It’s when there isn’t the prospect of even the most minor of encouragement that it gets very, very tough.
My last blog post was pretty positive. But positivity is one of those wonderful things that seem to come and go – at this point, it’s mostly go. You can’t stay positive all the time. It requires a conscious effort and to be honest, it’s bloody tiring.
It’s probably not the best day for a blog post actually. Because if you’re looking for some brave examples of how to pick yourself up after getting the big KO writing-wise, don’t look at me. I still haven’t managed to regain consciousness let alone pick myself up.
I guess the thing with being on the ground is that you can’t fall any further.
Anyone got a scarecrow I can borrow?