Wednesday, October 12, 2011

RTW: My Writing Journey

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
Happy 100th RTW, YA Highway!

This Week's Topic:
What has your writing road trip looked like so far? Excitement? Traffic jams and detours? Where are you going next?

My writing journey so far is the typical meandering road littered with unfinished manuscripts, forgotten ideas, and trunked novels. My most recent projects are currently on hold while I try to figure out how to revise them. I've had some great ideas recently on how to proceed, but college has kind of put everything on hold. I can't wait to start work on CT.

I'm hoping for inspiration for a new work in progress soon. I've had a couple of new ideas recently but nothing that's grabbed me by the arm and dragged me to the computer. It's just hard for me to think of something that doesn't take place at college.


E.Maree said...

I hope you manage to get back on track soon Rachael.

"nothing that's grabbed me by the arm and dragged me to the computer."

I know this feeling, I'm neck-deep in revisions and struggling to remember what it feels like to just pour out a story.

Colin Smith said...

I feel like I ought to say something to encourage you, partly because I want you to find that story you feel passionately about, and partly because you're a Doctor Who fan, and I have a lot of time for fellow Doctor Who fans. :) The only thing I can think of to say is think about the kind of fiction you would love to read. Even if it's outside your experience (experience can be researched). Then write it. And don't stop writing. One day something you love will come out.

All the best to you, Rachael!

Francesca Zappia said...

I know exactly what you mean. I feel like I'm in one of those slumps right now, where I'm forcing myself to write instead of just dumping thousands of words onto the page every day.

But things always get back on track eventually. I think I need to go looking for some inspiration...