Due to technical problems with my ISP, I was unable to access the Internet for a short while. I'm happy to say that the problems have been fixed, and I have been able to make some updates and upload the files I needed. I now have files available in the short stories section, and I am preparing to add a couple more essays soon.
Well, it has been an interesting week or so, to say the least. I have probably only written twenty pages in about half as many days, which is always frustrating, but I can feel myself slowly coming out of the fog. Writers' block happens to everyone, and I'm aware of the fact that I'm not immune to this torturous phenomenon, but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with each time it does come along.
I'm sure this is common among writers. There are days when all I can think about is writing, to the point of being useless on just about all other fronts. I end up sitting in front of the computer until my wrists are sore and my eyes can't focus, literally writing until I cannot write another word. Sometimes I'm lucky and end up amassing a huge amount of quality work in a short period of time, while others I find myself writing for so long that the last of it is garbled nonsense that I end up having to rewrite ... after at least a couple of days of self imposed rest.
I believe in Muses. I think I've been the willing slave to a few of them, actually....
I'm not sure what percentage of novelists also consider themselves screenplay writers, or vice-versa, but I really have to consider myself both, as completely different as the two formats are. While novels rely on narration and internal dialog with which to move forward a story, screenplays must rely solely on what can be perceived through a camera's eye. Both present an equal number of challenges, especially when it comes to converting one format to the other, but both are also so wonderfully rewarding to write.
Hello. My name is Lisa and I'm a wordaholic.
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