shivver13 (shivver13) wrote,
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Freewriting

I'm not writing. I don't know why, but I'm just not. The term "writer's block" came to mind and I thought, "That's not it at all. I don't suffer from that," then I went and looked it up and yes, that's exactly what it is. One of the articles talking about writer's block suggested trying freewriting to get some words down on paper, so I thought I'd try it, by freewriting here... about my writer's block.


I've noticed that I've been uninspired for a number of months now, but I realized that I'm not actually uninspired. I have a lot of inspiration, but I don't feel like writing. I mean, I have probably thirty WIPs in my Google docs folder, and tons of other ideas noted down. Many of them are DW stories. I need to finish "To Reason Why" - it's nearly done, but languishing. I have a couple of Blue Rain stories in progress, as well as ideas on where I want to take that AU (and I would, except that while I know what overarching things I want to do with it, I do not have any idea of what the next plot will actually be).

And I have a ton of things I want to do with David's AU. I mean TONS. I have probably eight stories in various stages of production, including two multi-chapters, a number of scenes written that are intended for other stories that are plotted but not written, and tons of other ideas. Part of the problem, though, is that the stories are inter-dependent, so I have, for example, one story that I'd really love to write (and I have a lot of it written already), but it requires the two previous stories to be written first. So I'm kinda locked there.

But I can open a WIP, write a few sentences, and then wander off, because it's just not working. I don't feel like writing. And I'm not getting new ideas. The new DW episodes are just not interesting. I'm watching tons of classic ("The Mind Robber" re-watch, "Meglos", "The Two Doctors", and "Time-Flight" in the past week) but nothing's sparking anything. Though I finished my Camp Nanowrimo WIP Rush of 20k words, I only squeaked by, and I only finished one story, which I haven't even had the motivation to post.

To be certain, though, I've written a couple of private fluff pieces for a friend of mine and that was cool. It's like the idea really has to grab me before I'll work on it. And it's not like I'm not thinking about stories. I'm always imagining scenes and plots; I'm just not writing them.

So I don't know what to do. The website I was reading said to just sit down and write anything, so maybe I should just make myself do that. I think one of the problems is that I have a couple of long fics that I want to write, but I really feel like I should start from the beginning, and I shouldn't. In the past, all of my long fics were written in random order, so I should just start writing scenes and paste them together later. Maybe that will help.

Oh ugh, I just realized that Camp Nano comes back in July, and I'm going to be out of town for two weeks that month. That's not going to help. BAH.
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