I don't know whether it's real or not but over the last week I've not been able to produce much of anything at all.
I did think that there was a story in my head which I was refusing to acknowledge so it was getting its own back by not allowing anything else to get out. I had a massive headache but as soon as I started the story, it began to go. I suppose it's psychosomatic - all in my head (and looking likely to stay there too if this carries on).
What to do then? I have a list of writing that needs doing and the list is growing! At least I managed to get AWESOME out, even if it was late.
Dusty wants her screenplay writing, she also wants a novella putting together so she can finally get into print.
Red has another story that's part-written.
The new book, a vampire story is clamouring to be written and of course the enigmatic Celtica Diamond would like it everso much if I'd get on with hers too!
I have three book reviews to write, two for The Historic Novel Society and the pile of books that I've promised to read is growing every day!
My desk is a total bomb-site but I have now got my other computer, the steam-driven and very slow 'just for writing' one up and running again. I use that one because it's not connected to the internet so there's no excuse. I find myself reading blogs, articles, emails, Twitter, Facebook etc instead of writing - so getting the older computer back means no procrastinating - in theory...
Maybe it's Mondays?
Maybe it's the weather?
Maybe it's just that I'm allowing this to pile up and weigh me down and I should just give myself a boot up the bum and get on with it?
Come on Michelle! Turn that corner, get your act together and write the reviews first, then the two new stories you've got buzzing in your head may just get outlined and you can see what comes next.
Perhaps I shouldn't beat myself up about the doldrummy feeling I've got. Perhaps I just need to sit back, take a look at what I've done, where I am now and compare it to where I was three short years ago.
But after sitting back and slapping myself on the back for a few minutes, maybe I should get my arse into gear and buck up my ideas and get down to what I enjoy most - writing.
Well, I'm so sorry if I put a downer on your Monday morning (or whenever you read this) - I promise it'll not keep me down for long. I have a desk to tidy and organise and then three book reviews to write!
I'll keep you updated with how it goes today. See you soon!