I’m not the only one to have hit a bump in the road…
Unfortunately, it seems I have far fewer people to disappoint if my blog isn’t updated often, or if my first novel hasn’t completed its first draft yet.
To be honest, I like George’s honesty. I’m a Blackburn Rovers fan and it is true that after watching a particular bad match and seeing where we are in the Championship table at the moment, it sucks all of my creativity out of me on a Saturday night that often bleeds into Sunday.
I often get myself keyed up during the day to get some writing done then, when everyone is in bed and the world is quiet, I feel the words have vanished with the Sun and this is why amuteforamuse was created. It was borne out of a need to understand what was happening to me during those dark times. I figured that something was working; the enthusiasm, the ideas were all there but when the time came to put all of the greatness on the paper – it didn’t feel right, it certainly didn’t read right.
I imagined that this blog would drive out the words at times when I was struggling to move my stories on, or re-draft certain parts. Then, once the words began to flow, I’d move onto my novel and short stories. I never imagined the affliction would cross over into the blog itself.
I’m not sure about writers block either, although I’m going to do a post on it in a few days as it is something that interests me (if anything, to keep me writing!) but I don’t think this is what our friend, George is suffering from. I think he’s probably just found himself interested in something more than completing his books. I think us readers often forget that what we feel for a book can sometimes be completely different from how the author feels.