Writer’s Block Has Kept Me from Posting
The Problem of Segmented Writer’s Block
Wow! I haven’t posted anything on my website in quite some time. You could call my problem segmented writer’s block. I seem to do fine when it comes to other writing venues, but my website? That’s another story!
So…I am sitting here staring at my computer screen my mind still a blank slate. I wonder how many others have the same problem.
To overcome writer’s block I have been told to “just start writing.” However, if I just start writing what I write will just be so much insignificant nonsense. Of what benefit is that?
Ideas! Ideas! Ideas! I need ideas applicable to my website genre. Blank! Blank! Blank! Perhaps later today or tomorrow something will come to me. Till then…
My Writing Genre
A bit later: I primarily write my own Genre of fantasy fiction, indeed different from what most other fantasy fiction authors write. Some of my books are more “novel” than fantasy. For instance, Seed of the Defiled is an epic novel with some fantasy elements woven into it. On the other hand, my Framer of Times series is rich with fantasy, and especially the final book, The Reckoning, which comes out in a month or two. Then there is Fate of Realms, an epic fantasy. The Droll Child is steeped in Native American lore.
So what is my Genre? I guess you could define it as “whatever story happens to find its way into my mind.” I know the mantra of “branding, branding, branding!” I guess my “brand” is stories that intrigue, are individually unique, and to one degree or another are infused with biblical truth. Some of the stories are allegorical (like The Blood Stream), while others are just good stories with “family rated” values (such as Once Upon a Knight). Each of my stories has a meaningful takeaway—escapism with substance!
Insight into the Writing Process
So, I write a story; what then? Well, then I rewrite the story. Then I edit the story. I have the story proofed (with some outside editing), and I rewrite and edit as I do the proof corrections. I then self-publish the book on Amazon CreateSpace, order a proof copy. I have that copy proofed, and I do another edit with minor rewriting if deemed necessary. I then make the proof and edit corrections, highlight them, have my proofer proof the highlighted corrections. I then make final corrections and republish, look over the new proof copy (in the process I will have also done formatting corrections) and “poof!” its out there on the market!
Truth be told, on several occasions I have reread one of my books and gone into CreateSpace and made further changes—something missed or something I felt could be written just a bit better.
Check out the books mentioned and all my other books at Amazon (or search my name at B&N if you prefer)
Hey, share your thoughts with me!