Writer's Block. It can be strike at any time and it almost got the better of me this week. After two days of staring blankly at a screen for half an hour at a time, I managed to bounce back and as a result, reached a pivotal scene in Blue Eyes Book 2.
When I was writing Heartbound, two scenes in particular were so emotional, they actually made me cry! I recall writing one of them (which I won't spoil for those of you who haven't read it) on a bus back to university after playing a badminton match in Leicester. It appears that Blue Eyes Book 2 is going to have a similar effect on me.
Without going into too much detail (again, I'm giving nothing away!), I was writing a scene in which two characters have to say goodbye. That's all I'll say at this stage, but because I have been almost living their lives and experiencing what they do, I got caught up in the moment. I don't see it as a bad thing though; in fact, I'd be worried if I didn't get emotional about my work!
I'm curious to know if there are any books that have tugged at your heartstrings and made you well up. Leave your comments below!
Talk about a week of two halves! At the start of the week, I was flying along with Blue Eyes Book 2, but come Thursday, I was struggling to put together a couple of paragraphs.
Part of that could be down to a couple of very early starts. I normally write at around 8:30am, as this is my peak creative time (isn't the human brain a strange old thing) but with a number of other commitments around this time this week, I had to take a day off my writing. These days soon add up over the course of a week.
With Christmas coming up, I am hopeful that I will get some quieter morning to focus on developing my novels. Here's to a less interrupted week of writing next week!
I seem to be going through a highly productive stage with my writing at the moment. Each day that I have been working on Blue Eyes Book 2, I have developed the story a little further and I am getting closer to achieving completion.
A large part of this productivity is down to music. Music has always been a huge influence in my life, yet I have noticed that I am a lot more productive when my ears are full of fast-paced rock ballads and metal songs. If you have liked my Facebook page, you will have seen some of the playlists that I have put together.
Sometimes a song will come on that just sounds perfect for the setting or a character. One example is a song called Who You Are by Lunatica. When I heard this song, I thought it was exactly what my main character was feeling or experiencing. Strange how that happens!
Check out some of my other favourite songs here.