I consumed way too much alcohol Tuesday night, so spent most of yesterday suffering for it lol. Baileys + Kir Royal + White Wine + Red Wine + Dessert Wine was a really bad idea 😦
I’m definitely no Ernest Hemingway I don’t write better under the influence, in fact, I find it hard to write at all lol….my brain is too fuzzy.
Came across this You Tube video a couple of days ago…..brilliant…..does that mean I’m a writer if I can relate to it? 😉
Yesterday I was reading about the difference between writing practice and journal writing. I fell into this whole “fiction writing” malarkey through my love of keeping a journal, and that all started because of dear Julia Cameron and The Artists Way.
A fantastic book if you haven’t read it…..DO!
Anyway, I digress……
There isn’t much difference between the 2 processes, writing practice is usually more focused, a prompt or a topic. I don’t record my thoughts and feelings in my writing notebook like I use to in my journals. I love journalling, but it got to the stage where I was depressing myself lol. I was fed up re-reading the doom and gloom. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I would write about good stuff, but moments later I would find myself analysing again. I daren’t look back on any of them lol.
Sue Grafton says “The journal serves as a place to offload anxiety, a verbal repair shop when my internal writing machine breaks down.” Yeah, ok, I can see she has a point, but, I’m so sick of whining and moaning….I did that for about 6 years (in written form and with a Live Journal account).
I want to move on now 🙂 Yes, I still have moments when I feel like absolute shit, and perhaps one day I’ll go back to journalling…..but at the moment I’m projecting my moods onto my characters 😉
Managed to catch up with my prompts yesterday…..finish the romance one in the library and the one about animal dreams is still *ahem* unfinished 😦 There’s always one that ends up stalling me lol. Today’s one is a jewel which seems much easier than the animal dream 😉