I don’t know how many of you guys are writers yourselves, but you’ll probably get what I mean by author problems when I tell you what’s been going on over the last few days!
Have you ever been in that situation at work where you’re trying to get hold of a distributor or otherwise-helpful-to-your-company’s-product-persona, and they just won’t get back to you? I spent the last week and a half chasing two huge events that are coming up late this year and in the beginning of next (for appearance’s sake I won’t say who), with everything from phone calls to facebook messages to emails to messenger pigeons! Okay, so I didn’t use messenger pigeons, but that would’ve been awesome. I was told to phone at different times of the day, but I spoke more with the secretary and message inboxes than with the people I was after. But, I suppose everyone has these problems! I’m planning to continue with the hunt for information over the next week, and I’m hoping I’ll get somewhere this time!
One of the hardest parts of being an author is the one thing you can’t control. The big, evil, horrible part of writing that we call ‘Writer’s Block.’ You can set yourself up in your favourite little coffee shop nook with the best drink for your writing, have all the scenes you plan to write ready in your head, but when you open up your laptop to write the planned four pages, you end up sitting and staring at the screen, the horror climbing up your neck as you realize what’s taken you over. Writer’s Block. It happened to me this week, just after I finished writing a conversation that would open up to the next big happening in the book. I finished the scene in the cool of Starbucks, but found myself unable to figure out what to write next. I think I’ve figured out a way around it for now, but writer’s block is a scary thing!
So, those are the #authorproblems of the week! What about you guys, how have you been struggling against the perils of writing and organizing? Let loose in the comments!