Saturday, January 28, 2012

A slump. Oh joy.

A slump, a bump, a pothole, a roadblock. Whatever you want to call it (except Writer's Block!), I have it.
What joy.
And yes. I'm being sarcastic.

I don't know if it's because of school, the flu that has been hanging over my family, or because I'm feeling an odd mixture of worry, panic, and procrastination about graduation and college, or a combination of all the aforementioned. All I know is that I'm having problems with feeling motivated in the writing/editing area.

Hrmph.

I'm hoping to beat it this weekend. I've done a lot of critiquing over the past three or four days and yesterday I wrote a poem, both of which I think will help.

I think I just need a good kick in the pants. Which I shall do....and I shall beat this!

Chazak,
- Hannah

8 comments:

  1. I could take Matthew up on his offer and come down to give you both hammer and kick in the pants. :P

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    Just wanted to let you know that I had the same worry/panic when I graduated. It's scary. It feels (or at least it felt to me) like you're leaving the you that you know behind. And in a way you are. But it's a season of life you're leaving behind. The best part of change is it forces you to rely more on Jesus. And when you do that, he begins to teach you just how trustworthy he is. (You already know that, but reminders never hurt.)

    Rak Chazak!

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    1. Please do =P

      Thanks. Oh, I'm not afraid of graduating--I'm looking FORWARD to that! It's simply the "what is the next step?" part that is bothering me.
      Thanks :)

      Chazak!

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  2. Hannah...you need a great big hug that is all...Miss you tons and you better get over this and write me another story to read...!!!:)

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    1. You're right! I do! Miss you tons too...
      Ma'am yes ma'am! Straight away. I've been editing quite a bit tonight :)

      <3

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  3. Hey Han,

    I know what that's like! Chin up, honey, you'll be over that hump in the road before you know it. Maybe try just reading or journaling for a couple days instead of working on the novel, or drop writing altogether just for a day or two. Listen to some relaxing music, go read Reagan's newest article, or just relax. Hang in there, I'm praying for you! Hold fast, dear heart! Be still and know...

    Love,
    Avi

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    1. Journaling is a good idea. I've been reading a lot--already completed five books this month, and will be done with a sixth by the end of next week. I've taken a few days off too, working on other writing projects, and I read Reagan's article yesterday :)
      Thanks :)

      <3

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  4. Hi! You may or may not know me, but I am a proud OYANer as well. :) On the forum I am called Red Shoes.

    I just recently broke through my writers block - although in a way it still looms over me. I am afraid to attack my OYAN novel, but I am so excited about my other novels. *headdesk* :)

    ♥book blogger
    booknook4you.blogspot.com
    headintheclouds96.blogspot.com
    livinglife4thelord.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi! I recognize your username :)
      Oh good for you! Haha, you can do it. We're OYANers...it's what we do, right?

      Chazak!

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