Wannabe Writers is a weekly event held by Sarah at Confessions of the Un-Published.
Where I am in the writing process: I'm about 59k words into my WIP, which I hope to be about 85k when all is said and done. An idea for a major twist came to me last week, which I've implemented, and I'm still liking the direction it's taking the story, so I think I'm going to keep it. It's kind of one of those situations where you have to put your characters through some horrible things, but they come out stronger in the end, so it's worth it.
My current problems:
We got a new cat yesterday. Her name is Sadie. It's kind of hard to get any writing done with this cute little face staring up at you. I just discovered she's one of those cats who likes to walk across the keyboard, so that is making it even more interesting!
My question this week: What to do to get myself back into writing? What to do to get myself excited about an old story? (I don't want to start anything else new)
For me, the hardest part of getting back into writing is actually turning on the computer and opening up my word processing program. Once I've done that, taken a minute to look back at what I've written, I can usually get back into things. If not, I try to force myself just to write and see what comes. Usually 95% of what comes is crap, but often I'll get a few sentences that are promising, or sometimes I'm even led towards divine inspiration. I'd give that a go, and if that doesn't work, just repeat the process on each of your WIP to see which one is calling to you at that particular moment.