Friday, October 21, 2011

Writing Struggles

I'm working on a new Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. In this one there is a murder right off the bat. My last two books didn't follow that rule and I don't think they suffered a bit.

In this one I have several topics, designer drugs, Post-partum depression, knowing the baby you're carrying has Down Syndrome and more. Because I use multiple POVs, I have to be careful to weave everything in that I need to make the whole story make sense.

I'm having difficulty making myself write--not sure why except that I've had a lot going on, not the least of these my ongoing blog tour which has taken a lot of time. There isn't a blog today, so I don't have to do any promoting of it.

I keep thinking of other things I need to do, like putting the laundry in the dryer, writing this blog, but I'm promising myself. I will get back to the book as soon as I finish both.



williamdoonan said...

I'm going through the same thing right now - trying to get the words down, but it's disturbingly easy to just peek at or check in on Facebook. Maybe I should get a typewriter!

William Doonan

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

CNN doesn't lure me away, but email and Facebook both do.

Shilpa said...

You will! But this worries me. If you, such a wonderful and experienced author has difficulty in writing, I think I have no hope!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Oh, Shilpa, I go through spells. When I'm not actually writing, I'm thinking about what ought to happen next.


LD Masterson said...

And then there's spider solitaire. (oh, just one game)

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I don't know how to play Spider Solitaire, thank goodness. I often wind down with regular solitaire though.

Kathleen Kaska said...

Keep writing Marilyn. When I have a difficult time, I just tell my self to do for for 15 minutes a day. Fifteen minutes usually turns into an hour or more. Watch the movie Throw Momma from the Train.