Saturday, November 20, 2010

Warning: Autobiographical Ramble, detailing (only without many details) what happened to the author since she abandoned her blog.

It has come to my attention that I have abandoned this blog. 

Of course, the fact that I have now made such a statement on this blog makes the above statement no longer valid.

At any rate, I apologize.

I declared in a previous post that I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo.  Then I went through a brief phase in the last week of October where I decided that I was going to do it via the pantser approach.  When November actually hit, I did one day's worth of writing.  The story was going nowhere.  I quit. 


Since then, I've been off in La-la land (otherwise known as Trekkie land), enjoying myself in a sort of... well... insanely obsessed and preoccupied and completely unproductive way. 

Has it been good for me?  Probably not.  Sponging off of someone else's creativity is one of the best ways to make your creative mind start to rot.  

So right now, I am trying to drag my brain out of La-la land and find some nice, quiet place where it can learn to be creative again. 

A dear writing friend, when I told her I was in a rut, suggested that I try writing prompts.  I think that is an excellent idea, so if you feel so inclined, dear reader, please leave me a comment with a prompt off the top of your head.  It can be a one-word prompt, a random object, a situation... anything.  I only ask that it not be something inherently goofy, as I want to try writing something serious off of the prompts.  And thank you in advance.

On a final note, every Christian author should go read this post about the Christian imagination.  Powerful stuff, that.