Research is fun. I know I know. I just said, "Research is fun!"
Well, researching for a character can be fun and overwhelming. I've been researching different cultural myths and legends, looking for help with my story building. Lots of information out there.
Problem is....too much. My mind is whirling with the ideas. Now I have ideas that are trying to meld together, when they should probably have their own stories. But that is a good thing, right?
This month, I've taken a break from school...4 weeks of not worrying about writing an essay or reading hundreds of pages in a textbook. I've been telling myself that if I only had more time, I'd be able to write more.
It really is true that you just have to make the time to write. I'm in my second week off from school, and I've written less than 1,000 words. My muse likes to run and hide when I actually get home and I'm staring down several hours of free time to write. Yep, that's right. She disappears completely. Yet, while I'm driving or taking a shower or sleeping, she is constantly tapping on my shoulder and whispering in my ear. WHY CAN"T I REMEMBER WHAT SHE SAYS WHEN I GET HOME?!.. LOL
Ummm.... well, I guess I need to stop whining about my missing muse and write in spite of her lack of presence. Whatever, girlfriend, I don't need you!..
oops..(sorry, I'm just kidding...please don't leave me!)