Lost momentum vs. writer’s block
I'm sitting here today trying to squeeze in the littlest bit of writing between school pick up and speech therapy visits and orienting a new nurse for Ike (a new nurse who will probably not be coming back, depending on my patience level).As you can imagine, it's hard to concentrate. And even harder to write when it has to come in bursts of five minutes here and there. I don't think writing a novel is conducive to these one-sentence writing bursts. But if I don't write like this, it might be a full day before I have time to write again, and I have ideas, man. Ideas! So what is a writer to do? Things are disjointed when I can only write a sentence at a time. But then, if I stop writing and wait until I have a block of time, I lose momentum. Suddenly, it's three days later, and I have time, but I'm staring at my manuscript and I'm not sure what's heads or tails. I lose the excitement of the moment and the feel for the character. This means I end up staring at a page and not writing anything. Not really a block, but a sigh. "I was doing so well, and now I don't know if I can capture the moment again." I don't think I'm really really looking for a solution, because I don't think there is a solution, unless someone can invent a time-slowing machine, or give me a gift certificate for Mary Poppins. But it's frustrating, you know? Writerus Interruptus. Hmph.