I’ve fallen victim to the blinking cursor on the blank page. Not for my blog, but for ACT OF BETRAYAL, Book 3 Second Chances Series! I gotta tell you, this doesn’t happen often to me. I’ve been blessed to have little trouble finding the words.
Now I know those of you reading this who know me personally, are laughing your heads off because you know I’m seldom short of words or the willingness to share them.
But this story is eating my lunch. I’ve got 6000 words, and I don’t know where to take the story next. I can’t get a handle on it.
So I’m following the advice I’ve read from other writers. Write something! Even if it’s garbage. You can fix garbage, but you can’t fix the blank page.
I’m making a presentation on Nov. 21 to the Creative Writing Department of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club.
This is the group my mother was a member of, so I was thrilled when they asked me to return this November after last year’s presentation. So Monday, when I hit the blank page for ACT OF BETRAYAL, I cranked out the bulk of the presentation. I had no troubles finding the words.
Then I ate an early lunch. Like really early 10:30! Nervous eating entirely, but not terribly unhealthy.
On November 1, I began a test to see if I could go the month without eating any Gluten. My older daughter thinks that is possibly the problem with all the aches and pains in my joints. I can do anything for a month. And now-a-days there are tons of gluten free items you can eat. My daughter told me about a bread that’s really yummy. Yes, I have to toast it, but that’s no problem. So my snack/lunch consisted of celery with pimento cheese, blue corn tortillas with salsa and melted mixed cheese, and a piece of the GF toast with butter and Stonewall Kitchen’s Blueberry Jam from Maine. Major scrumptious.
The only real problem with the GF thing will be Thanksgiving Dinner. I make the dressing and pumpkin pies using my mother’s recipe. For several years now I’ve put extra pumpkin in a baking dish with no crust for my daughter. This year I may have to attempt a GF crust. Yikes! Not sure I can pull that off. I’m used to buying ready-made crusts. We’ll just have to see.
But you see, I have no problem coming up with words for this blog or for my presentation.
Maybe it’s the time change. It certainly throws off my body when we go back and forth. Don’t know which is worse.
I’m writing this on Monday, November 07, 2016, the day before one of the most significant elections of my lifetime. Frankly, I’m praying that my candidate wins. Being an author has severely cut into my freedom to talk political. It’s probably the hardest thing for me about being a writer. Except for the blinking cursor on the blank page.
So I hope to hear from you. Did you vote? You really had to vote. If you’re a writer, have you ever hit the blinking cursor on the blank page? If so, what did you do about it! Have you ever eaten anything GF? What did you think about it? Please someone tell me where I can locate a ready-made GF pie crust. 🙂
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