Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another August?

All month I've looked at the new post screen at Blogger with nothing to say really about writing, so I would just close the screen and go back to surfing the Internet. The only reason I've been going back and forth from Blogger is the Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project page. Lawrence Dai is a Northwestern student with too much time on his hands, and he's hilarious. He's spending his spare time watching the movie Julie & Julia everyday for a year and blogging about it. It's been fun to watch him slip deeper and deeper into insanity. Some days, I think I go there because I'm easily amused.

Aside from being sick with a cold one week this month and not being in the mood to write because of it, I've been suffering from writer's block. I've been working on a story, I have an idea how I want to progress the characters, but I'm not sure how to word the ideas that are whirling around in my head. I'm afraid this idea that's hatching may result in a total rewrite of the entire novel, and I'm pretty far ahead already. I'm not looking forward to that possibility, and I'm hoping it won't come to that.

I've been reading several library books, and some of my own lately. From the library I've read Ursula LeGuin's "The Left Hand of Darkness;" Beverly Lewis's "The Thorn", and "The Judgment;" George Orwell's "Animal Farm," and Richard Castle's "Heat Wave." From the books I own, I'm currently going between three books. I'm halfway through Richard Castle's "Naked Heat" (sequel to "Heat Wave"), Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," and Phillip Pullman's "The Amber Spyglass."


  1. Here's an idea...sounds like your reading choices are all over the map. If you are wanting to overcome your writers block, maybe you should try reading other fairy tales for inspiration? Just a thought...

  2. I love The Left Hand of Darkness, it's the only LeGuin book I've ever been able to tolerate, and it ended up being one of my favorites.

  3. @ Rachel-The Left Hand of Darkness was the first LeGuin book I've read. When I find the time and get done with the books I'm reading now, I may pick up another one by her.