Wednesday, January 9, 2013

When Life Gets in the Way

This is Sunshine. He gives kisses :)
For many of us it's easy to roll with inspiration when it strikes. But it's just as easy to fall into a writing trench where just getting words down on the page can feel like a war between you and your bloody imagination. This is especially true when life gets in the way. Whether it's losing a family member, a job, a break-in or what have you, we mustn't let it get to us.

Recently, I started a YA contemporary romance I was absolutely psyched about and then I went through some romantic issues of my own and the thought of even writing someone else's happily ever after is gut wrenching.

But here is the conclusion I've come to. We must not let our life get in the way. If something just isn't allowing you to press forward on a story try something entirely different. Instead of a YA contemporary romance I've now turned my sights on a fun and out-of-this-world middle grade!

So my advice. Write something outrageous. Write something fun! Avoid the rut.




  1. I know how this feels because last year life did but into my writing cave many times. Now this year I have a happy balance. I set a writing clock and go out to live the rest of my day.

  2. Great advice! What kind of bird is that? (I have parrotlets at home.)

  3. Great advice! I've been letting life get in the way of writing a little too much this week and feel awful about it... I have to break out of it and just get back to writing.

  4. :) Glad you guys found the advice helpful! It's not just you. We've all got times when life just butts in.

    And Larissa he is a beautiful pain in the butt lovebird ;)