Taming the Whore

My focus has come undone.

Sometimes, I get stuck on a WIP because I’ve been working on it too long and too hard. When that happens, I take a break – a couple of days, no more than a week – and then I can work on it again with little to no problem. Morgan’s Story, over a week later, is still beyond my concentration level.

Okay, fine. This happens sometimes too. Just like with reading, I can (and must) have three to four writing projects going at once. Currently, Morgan is the main story, plus I have Summer Lust with beta readers and Crank scheduled out for a couple of more weeks. I’ve been antsy to start something new.

I gave in to that urge last week, handwriting a few scenes between Sebastian and Reed. They seem to be getting along well, and Reed revealed the big bang of the story, but I’m not ready to dive in just yet. Something is still missing there. Also in the character sandbox are an imprisoned vampire and a transgendered adventurer. I have a good sense of direction for both of those stories, but both will require more focus than is available during this final editing phase of Morgan’s Story.

So what to do? What to do?

Writing is a passion, but it’s also a job. I haven’t received that first paycheck yet, but it’ll be coming along soon. I cannot simply give into the “bleh” feeling and ignore the work that needs to be done. I did force out a scene for Morgan’s Story simply because I refuse to be victim of Writer’s Block. I don’t buy that excuse because that is exactly what it is, an excuse. The scene wasn’t my best, but I did write it. I intend to cop that attitude again today. Just write. Just get it done. After all, if I showed up at the office today and told the boss of my bill-paying job that I was “blocked”, he’d insist I work anyway. And, I would.

So, Morgan, it’s time for us to get to work. Please get dressed, you incorrigible whore.

Ciao,
Pia

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