Writer’s Block and Spring Break

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It’s been three weeks since I last posted on my blog and I guess it’s time for me to say it: I’m going through a tough case of writers’ block.

Unfortunately, it’s actually more like a symptom of a bigger issue called alignment. Somehow, my current projects (steamy shorts and that reverse harem novel) are not lining up with what my brand is all about, including the stories I actually want to write.

In my attempt to “sell more books” for 2019, instead of writing the stories my readers have been waiting for, like Gabriel’s story and Gareth’s story, I’ve been gallivanting around the place with new characters and totally off-brand projects. As a result, the whole “sell more books” for 2019 has backfired.

And now my characters refuse to talk to me.

I also can’t blame them. If I wasn’t dabbling on other projects, I was also dealing with other things like the Lil Dude’s science project and this week, Spring Break. I just can’t believe it’s over.

We did get to do a few things like go to the beach and also spend a day in Los Angeles where Lil Dude got to see the Cathedral of the Lady of Angels (or is City of Angels?) which looks nothing like what a cathedral is supposed to look like. There happened to be an organ recital when we were there and it was pretty interesting to hear the music reverberate through the various alcoves.

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Afterward, I took everyone to Philippe’s, a restaurant known for French dip sandwiches and has been a Los Angeles staple since 1908. The place is a Los Angeles classic with its original wooden stools, sawdust-covered floors, a hand-painted menu board and a row of telephone booths with their original telephones still intact (but they no longer work). Their menu hasn’t changed and coffee is still just 50¢.

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We also went to the beach and LilDude had a blast. With summer fast approaching, I have to get everything together for those trips to the park and the beach. Soccer ball, basketball, hand pump, beach towels, etc. And hopefully a few playdates with friends here and there.

Now it’s back to school on Monday and I hope my imaginary friends talk to me I can get my mind back to writing again. I’ve got another steamy short scheduled to go out in time for Memorial Day and I honestly don’t know how I can do it AND get my planned full-length novels out at the same time.

But first, the Game of Thrones third episode where I’m keeping my fingers crossed my favorite characters survive!

After all, priorities!

3 thoughts on “Writer’s Block and Spring Break

  1. Hi Liz. Nice to hear from you. I’m sorry you’re having difficulty connecting with your characters. I would have thought you might have been able to work on one while the others were waiting patiently. And then pick up the others where you left off! But I’m not a writer. So I don’t have any idea what I’m talking about.
    I’m glad you had a good break with the little dude. I do hope you find your way out from this block. I’m also so very glad to hear your reverse harem story might one day be finished. But look after your other characters and your return customers first. That’s what pays the bills.

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    1. Hi Michael! I’m feeling so much better after writing that post last night and getting it off my chest where it’s been simmering the entire time. I also spent the next two hours after writing that post replacing the cover for that next steamy short that just wasn’t talking to me with something that fits my brand and my style better. I do like my sweet looking men and not just abs all over the cover which the current cover was 😀

      Oh, and then there’s this feminine thing called menopause which has made everything else quite… interesting LOL

      I don’t remember receiving a notification of new posts from you but I hope you and your Queen are doing well. Will be checking your blog in case I forgot to read your latest one!

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